It might have happened as the result of your diving to try and make a sliding kick during an intense football match. It might have happened when you were tackled hard to the ground in the course of a game of rugby. It might have happened when you were playing golf or tennis, enjoying a light jog or running marathon. There are any number of different ways in which you may have injured yourself, and just as many potential injuries which you may have sustained. Whatever your particular case may be, however, the fact remains that you’re going to want to ease the pain and get back out on the field of play as soon as possible.
Treating Athletic Conditions
As an athlete, you’ll want to follow the “R.I.C.E.” form of treating pain – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Cryotherapy counts as the “Ice part of that equation, and can be a vital component of sports medicine as a whole. Everything from ice packs to spray-on
Some of the most common conditions cryotherapy can treat includes:
- Runner’s knee
- Strains and Sprains
- Achy joints and Arthritis pain
- Swelling in your hip or knee, particularly after replacement surgery
- Pain and swelling after a hip or knee replacement
- Treating pain in the aftermath of suffering an injury which requires a cast or splint
- Pain in your lower back region
How Cryotherapy Helps
So that’s what cryotherapy can treat. The question still remains, though – how? There are several reason why cryotherapy can prove helpful, from reducing nerve activity to cooling your skin to easing swelling post-injury.
Get the treatment that you need with ice packs, sprays, and other cryotherapy options.