Benefits of Cold Therapy

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If you’re not involved in sports or had an illness, you may not have heard a lot about cold therapy and how beneficial it can be.

What is Cold Therapy?

Cold therapy includes cold water immersion, ice packs, gel packs, ice and ice massages that help relieve symptoms of medical conditions or soothe the aches after participating in sports.

If practised regularly, cold therapy can help the circulatory, digestive, lymphatic and immune system. Simply, best cold therapy reduces the blood flow to reduce inflammation and swelling, particularly around tendons and joints.

When to avoid Cold Therapy

Cold therapy is best avoided with people with sensory disorders who have trouble feeling different sensations. If the person doesn’t feel the sensation of cold, they may end up with nerve damage as a result of their lack of sensitivity. Additionally, if you have poor circulation, then it’s best to avoid cold therapy.

How to apply Cold Therapy

The primary consideration when using cold therapy is knowing when to use it and for how long. Your cold therapy items will come with instructions, and your health practitioner will recommend how long and often you should do it. However, generally, ten to 15 minutes at a time and no more than 20 minutes at a time best cold therapy can be applied. 

How can we help?

At Sports Braces, we have a range of best cold therapy options for different areas of the body. The following help reduce pain and swelling while working towards rehabilitation:

For further information or queries, please contact our friendly team today.