Cryotherapy is nothing but using extremely low temperature for overall health. It is an effective treatment to alleviate pain and treat injuries without using any pills or injections. This therapy was first developed in Germany in the 80s and then it was only used to treat pain associated with arthritis and other symptoms. But slowly, it was found that local cryotherapy could be used to increase overall health and can be effectively used to enhance the complete well-being. Slowly, it gained popularity and today, you will find cryotherapy centers in different parts of the world.
There are different ways the therapy is used – one is for the whole body which is known as whole body cryotherapy and the other is local application therapy. The latter as it suggests is application of low temperature on the affected parts of the body.
Local application cryotherapy can be beneficial for many
It is helpful for those who are suffering from chronic pain, or who is recovering from any surgery. Those who have endured sports injuries can also use the local application cryotherapy. This procedure can be especially useful for patients of arthritis. Even those who suffer excruciating pain due to an illness can opt for cryotherapy.
Those who have had a surgery recently on any joints or knee or shoulder can heal faster with the help of local cryotherapy. Many sportspersons turn to cryotherapy not only to alleviate pain caused due to injuries but also prevent such injuries in future. In addition to local application cryotherapy for treating pain or injuries, you can also opt for whole boy cryotherapy or WBC for the overall well being of the body.
Local application cryotherapy brings about multiple benefits
The reason cryotherapy works in such a wonderful manner is that it works scientifically and without disrupting any body functions. In fact, cryotherapy only helps to enhance the various functions of the body. By local application cryotherapy, the injured body part or the area of pain is exposed to a hyper low temperature. Because of the quick freezing, the blood vessels of the area constricts because of which more blood rushes to the part. This results in the area receiving oxygen and important nutrients from the blood. This helps in faster healing. It is such a simple principle.
It is a simple procedure which does not cause any pain and not much time is taken for a single procedure. The process is not only beneficial to reduce and prevent pain, the procedure of cryotherapy also promotes release of endorphins which can be referred to as mood boosters. Thus, after undergoing cryotherapy, the pain subsides and depending on the number of treatments advised, the pain, however chronic it might be, can be alleviate permanently, and along with pain relief, there can be mood and energy enhancement as well.
Those who suffer from chronic pain will only understand how unbearable and inconvenient it can be. Taking pain killers may help for a while but it is not something that even doctors recommend because it can be habit forming. Local application cryotherapy does not involved pills but it does prevent pain much effectively than any other treatment procedure.