Cold therapy AKA Cryotherapy is one of the best ways to treat acute pain immediately after an injury. However, it is important to know that cold therapy does not necessarily heal anything in your body. It is primarily used to ease the pain. It does lower the blood circulation to the area of injury, preventing major inflammation. It also numbs the nerves thus calming the pain. But in part 1 I talked about how blood circulation is important for the healing process. Because our ultimate goal should be total healing, I do not recommend the use of cold therapy after 24 to 48 hours of the injury because it slows down blood circulation and proper blood circulation is very important to our body's healing.
Research into cold therapy has shown that the long cooling effects of ice on an injury and in particular to damaged soft tissue, may reduce the amount of inflammation, swelling and pain.
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