One of the oldest tricks in the book when you have aches and pains is to put ice on it. Everyone from star athletes to high school football players knows that the cold helps reduce swelling and ease the pain. However, the application of ice can have some adverse effects, including skin damage.
Since the development of Cryotherapy, things have moved on pretty rapidly in the physiotherapy, and we can now pin point and treat the affected area without any damage. Localised Cryotherapy also treats injuries much more deeply and effectively than ice pack compression or ice bath treatments.
What can be treated with Localised Cryotherapy?
Localised Cryotherapy utilises a hand-held or portable device that transforms liquid nitrogen into cryogenic nitrogen gas, which is then focused on the desired area. The application of this below zero gas reduces nerve activity, resulting in reduced pain, swelling and inflammation.
Common ailments that Localised Cryotherapy has been proven to help are:
- Post Surgery swelling and inflammation
- Joint Pain
- lower back pain and spasms
Why choose Localised Cryotherapy?
Whole body Cryotherapy, while being the best way to reduce muscle fatigue and trigger the anti-inflammatory response throughout the whole body, isn’t the best option if you have one specific problem area. For example, if you’ve just had surgery and wish to reduce the pain and swelling from that specific area, Localised Cryotherapy can target that area alone, giving much quicker and more efficient results than whole body Cryotherapy.
Because Localised Cryotherapy is extremely targeted, it means that the cryogenic nitrogen gas can be applied for longer (5 to 10 minutes), allowing the cold to penetrate deeper into the tissue. This process allows the tissues and nerves to be stimulated for longer and leads to much more effective results in a shorter time.
Both whole body and localised Cryotherapy are being developed at an outstanding rate, with the quick, long-lasting and extremely effective results grabbing the attention of physiotherapists all over the world.
At Polarbare Club, our professional and certified staff now offer Cryo Spot, a Localised Cryotherapy treatment proven to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling in targeted areas.
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