Can Cryotherapy Help With Injury Recovery?

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It’s no secret anymore that cryotherapy is the new and improved way to recover after working out. But can it also aid in injury recovery? Say you have had a sore back or sprained ankle nagging you for the last few weeks. Wouldn’t it be great if there was something easy that could act as a catalyst and propel you towards recovery? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

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How does cryotherapy help with injuries?

Cryotherapy has been shown to speed up the recovery process of joint and muscle injuries. Say you have a hyperextended knee. Anyone who has experienced that know that it is not a pleasant feeling. With localized cryotherapy, as opposed to whole-body cryotherapy, we can target a specific joint or muscle on your body. This means we can directly point a cold air stream right at your knee which will help reduce any swelling, increase blood circulation, and result in greater mobility. Remember, sometimes moving your affected joint or muscle is the best thing you can do for it to prevent it from stiffening up.

It’s important to keep using cryotherapy (and other treatments) repeatedly. One session won’t always be enough to get you back to normal. This goes for any kind of physical therapy. Make sure you consult our professionals with any questions you have about the prognosis, and if necessary, see your primary care doctor or a physical therapist if your injury worsens.

Benefits of cryotherapy

There is more to cryotherapy than helping out a lingering injury. Cryo is a great way to reduce inflammation, relax muscles, and provide overall pain relief after an intense workout. Whether you’re a star athlete or casual gym member, cryotherapy will do you wonders and change your regimen for the better.

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