Cryotherapy is treatment using cold to reduce inflammation.


Simple to sophisticated cryotherapy systems

Cryotherapy helps to relieve pain and also to minimise swelling. Icing can be performed with simple home systems or more sophisticated commercial systems.

This may be in the form of ice, ice-like products or cold fluid. It is not a problem if you do not have a commercial system. Moisten a towel and wrap it around some ice from the refrigerator. Remember that ice from the freezer is FAR colder than from the refrigerator so if you use freezer ice you need to crush it and use a good thick towel. Better is a bag of frozen peas. Ice the limb for about 15 minutes only. Repeat as needed but don't leave the ice on so long that the skin burns!



Mnemonic for managing your knee after an injury.

Day 2 - Things to buy or hire before the big day

A 5-day challenge to see how prepared you are for rehab at home after surgery.



Does Advanced Cryotherapy Reduce Pain and Narcotic Consumption After Knee Arthroplasty? Thienpont E. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Nov; 472(11): 3417–3423.

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