Fort Wayne Chiropractor | Fort Wayne chiropractic care | IN | Cryotherapy

Dr. Matt Confer, D.C.         

Matt@DrMattConfer.com             

Family Chiropractic Services

260-459-2424

Cryotherapy - Ice Therapy

 

Cryotherapy is an excellent way to help with muscle spasms in the body. This therapy is well known to help numb painful areas as well as provide a cooling relief to affected soft tissues. The therapy consists of applying cold compresses on to the skin to effectively reduce the temperature of the skin as well as constrict the blood vessels in the area.

If you are suffering from a muscle spasm or just recently had a soft tissue injury, cryotherapy is an excellent way to help reduce swelling and further injury in the early stages of your healing process. This therapy is rather inexpensive and is something that can be done at home as well as in the office.

Helpfull Application Tips:

  • Apply any time there is acute pain, swelling, and/or spasms
  • Best choice first 48-72 hours after an injury
  • Apply for 20-30 minutes for most areas of the body; 10-15 minutes on hands, feet, or face
  • Never apply for longer than 30 minutes/treatment
  • Allow 60 minutes between applications
  • Place a wet cloth between the ice and the skin of the involved area
  • Return to ice with re-injury or a painful flare-up

 

CONSULT A PHYSICIAN IF IMPROVEMENT IS NOT OBTAINED IN 36-48 HOURS

 
 
 
Fort Wayne Chiropractor | Cryotherapy. Dr. Dr. Matt Confer, D.C. is a Fort Wayne Chiropractor.