Cold Plunge Pools
To experience a more extended, more penetrating version of cold therapy, find where you can visit a facility with cold plunge pools near where you live and give it a try. Your reaction to cold water will always be subjective to your personal experience, but a cold tub with 50°F or 55°F water is about twenty degrees warmer than an ice bath.
Cold therapy is also known as Cryotherapy. This is not to be confused with Cryo-Surgery, which uses a liquid nitrogen cryoprobe to destroy diseased tissue with intense cold. Cryosurgery, which is also known as cryoablation, is sometimes referred to by some doctors as cryotherapy. By Cryotherapy, we mean the stand-up cold chambers where you might pay upwards of $50 to freeze yourself for about three minutes at -240°F.
Even more tolerable than submersion in cold water, refrigeration spas are facilities where you can hang out in a walk-in freezer for a less extreme approach to cold therapy. These will hopefully become more common as a safer, more practical, and less expensive alternative to nitrogen cryotherapy. uscryotherapy.com
at home are growing in popularity and more folks are doing them on a daily basis. The suggestion is to take an ordinary hot shower, then shut off the hot water for a cold therapy finish. Allowing a shock of cold to hit you in the shower can instantly (but temporarily) ease or erase your pain for hours. A heavy blast of cold water is a simple pain eraser for both back pain and flu pain!
Ice Therapy Machines
are portable chilling systems with liquid-cooled cold therapy pads which can be rented, mainly for post-surgery recovery.
Cold Compression Therapy
combines the benefits of cold therapy and compression to provide optimal results for pain and swelling relief over clumsy application of ice packs. powerplay.us
a highly localized intense cold treatment which uses a hand-held device for non-invasive and drug-free pain treatment.
The ioverao treatment works by applying targeted cold to a peripheral nerve. A precise cold zone is formed under the skin – cold enough to immediately prevent the nerve from sending pain signals without causing damage to surrounding structures. The effect on the nerve is temporary, providing pain relief until the nerve regenerates and function is restored. The effect of this treatment is immediate and can last beyond ninety (90) days.
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