Cold Therapy

Cryotherapy (icing an injury) has been shown to decrease pain, improve sleep and decrease the need for pain medications.  This is definitely true following shoulder surgery, but also is applicable to other injuries to muscles, tendons and joints as well as following many orthopaedic surgeries. 

There are many different methods for icing.  These can be as simple as putting a bag of ice on the injured area to as complex as using state of the art cold therapy compression devices. 

Cold therapy devices include:Bregg Polar Care Cube Cold Therapy Unit, DonJoy Iceman Cold Therapy Unit:

Cold Therapy or Ice Wraps are beneficial as well.  Some examples of these include:Chattnooga Colpac Cold Therapy, :Mueller Reusable Cold/Hot Therapy Wrap ::

 

 

 

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