Cryotherapy is quickly becoming more and more popular, and with the amazing benefits, it’s easy to see why. At our office Health In Motion Chiropractic, we have seen the amazing benefits local cryotherapy can provide for our patients.
Cryotherapy is a form of therapy that rapidly cools down the skin. It involves applying a stream of nitrogen vapor to the target area (a sore joint or injury) using the local cryotherapy unit. Local, or spot cryotherapy is used to treat problematic areas with liquid nitrogen vapors that bring the temperature down to -130°C. Due to the low temperatures reached by local cryotherapy devices, a session takes no more than 10 minutes in contrast with conventional icing. It is a safe and quick treatment, painless, and relaxing.
Treatments will target your areas of complaint. Some benefits of local cryotherapy include but aren’t limited to:
Pain relief and accelerated muscle healing
Improved symptoms of eczema and skin issues
Improved joint mobility
Increased collagen production
Improved blood circulation
Reduction in migraine headaches
Reduction in nerve irritation
Decreased muscle tension
Local cryotherapy reduces pain, increases circulation, and reduces inflammation. Local Cryotherapy also increases the release of pain-relieving hormones and increases the activity in the cells being treated, which accelerates healing. This makes local cryotherapy a great form of treatment for arthritic joints, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder, elbow, or wrist pain we well as hip, knee, and ankle pain. Local cryotherapy is often used for sports injuries and tendonitis. In fact, just about any musculoskeletal condition can be successfully treated using local cryotherapy in Debary.
Unlike whole-body cryotherapy, where you have to stand in the cabin, during a local cryotherapy session a user comfortably lays or sits down. This is an effective option if you have injuries that prevent you from standing, like ankle sprains. In addition, as the treatment focuses on an isolated surface area it does not affect blood vessels in the whole body, which is good news for people with poor cardiovascular health who are not eligible for whole-body chamber cryotherapy.
Due to its reduced conductivity, local cryotherapy is very tolerable and more comfortable than conventional icing. The sensation is similar to the feeling of opening the freezer door on a hot summer’s day.
Rotator cuff tendonitis
Spot cryotherapy can be administered for aesthetic and weight loss purposes to tighten skin and boost collagen production. As localized therapy is known to promote blood circulation, it is helpful in cellulite reduction. Cryo facials involve cooling down the skin on the face, scalp, and neck. These treatments work from within to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as get rid of blemishes and spots. Cryo facials improve skin tone, reduce redness and puffiness and give your face a firmer, plumper, and radiant glow.
By rapidly cooling down the skin on isolated areas, localized cryotherapy alleviates pain, decreases inflammation, and swelling. It is helpful for chronic pain secondary to arthritis or inflammatory conditions. Spot cryotherapy is a great tool to enhance post-surgery or post-injury recovery. It encourages and speeds up your body’s healing process and repairs tissue damage.
Spot cryotherapy can be administered when and where needed. Therefore, making it more powerful, efficient, and a time-saving alternative to icing. Cold naturally relieves pains and aches, and a rush of oxygenated blood due to improved circulation promotes healing and recovery. Many athletes use it for prevention as well as to treat injuries common for people who engage in sports or physical activity, including acute and chronic conditions, tendonitis, and inflammatory conditions. Cryotherapy is a great option for Sports Injury Therapy.
Contact your Debary cryotherapy clinic to see if cryotherapy is right for your condition, we will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our exam, we will come up with the best plan for your condition and possibly co-treat your pain with other healthcare professionals if needed. Call us today at (386)-320-0325 for relief of your symptoms or for assistance in reaching optimal health.