What can be treated with localized cryotherapy ?
The oldest treatment known in physiotherapy used by people at home or star athletes to reduce pain has always been putting ice where it hurts. Today with localized cryotherapy we can treat the tissues more deeply and efficiently.
- Joint pain
- Lower back pain
- Post surgery swellings
Applying cold to local areas will lower the skin temperature, hence reducing nerves activity, pain and swelling, pain intensity and frequency in case of chronic pain, by relieving the body of inflammation.
What are the advantages of Localized Cryotherapy ?
The whole body cryotherapy treatment triggers the body anti inflammatory response to help reduce pain. If after surgery or injury you suffer in a very specific area of your body, it may not be very helpful to use whole body cryotherapy to treat a single zone and take longer to see results.
Localized cryotherapy targets a specific area through a hand-held or portable device. The device transforms liquid nitrogen into cryogenic nitrogen gas and is then focused to the desired area. Because it is localized, it can be applied for a longer period of time (5 to 10 minutes) which allows for the cold to penetrate deeper and stimulate the tissues longer which provides better results.
Both whole body and localized cryotherapy are beneficial in the treatment of pain and inflammation. Widely used in rehabilitation, traumatology and sports medicine as well as aesthetic medicine, cryotherapy is bringing relief and faster recovery to our hurting bodies.
Whether you need to improve overall well being, are looking for a painless physical therapy after an injury or surgery, or suffer from an inflammatory disease, San Diego Cryotherapy is the place to visit.
The only center in the area to be certified by Cryohealthcare Inc., San Diego Cryotherapy offers services of the utmost quality in terms of technology and safety standards.