Cryotherapy is a lot easier than it sounds. Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, involves applying cold for long durations of time. Cryotherapy products include cold packs, postoperative ice therapy machines, and even a frozen bag with peas inside. Apparently, cold therapy is one of the most effective first aids suggested for muscle pain or injuries in the knee, hip, arm, or shoulder.
Cold therapy or cryotherapy is used to treat acute injuries to your musculoskeletal system. Anyone who has experienced a sprained ankle or wrist has heard the phrase “put some ice on it.” Applying cold or ice therapy to an acute injury can help shorten recovery time and potentially minimize pain.
Hot and Cold packs are the dual faced carriers of this therapy. They are made of materials that can be used as mediums for both heat and cold. They are combined with a comfortable garment that fits around perfectly on the affected part and starts working its magic.
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