Cryotherapy — applying cold for therapeutic purposes. Treatments are carried out using devices with dry gas and air mixture. Carbon dioxide is used as a cold source, with a temperature of -78 ° C. Cryotherapy is comfortable for the patient, because the gas is completely dry and “soft”.
Cryotherapy brings immediate pain relief to the patient, and the body launches a powerful restorative process: it increases blood circulation, stimulates regeneration and improves tissue nutrition. Cryotherapy has been successfully applied in many areas of medicine to relief acute inflammation, and in the complex treatment of chronic and degenerative processes.
During the procedure, the temperature of the skin, drops from + 36 to + 2° C within 30 seconds, and then maintained at this temperature for a certain time to achieve the optimal therapeutic effect. The system is provided with feedback, and when the skin reaches a temperature of +2 ° C, a light signal is turned on, which eliminates the possibility of frostbite.
The main effects of cryotherapy:
- immediate anesthesia;
- suppression of inflammation;
- lymph drainage and elimination of edema;
- muscular relaxation;
- stimulation of regeneration;
Cryotherapy is indicated for the following diseases:
- Acute traumatic injuries of soft tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments;
- Bruises, stretching of the tendons, muscle tears, etc.;
- Chronic degenerative processes of joints;
- Inflammation of tendons (tendinitis);
- Arthritis and osteoarthritis;
- Aponeuroses (plantar aponeurosis);
- Pain in the neck (cervicalgia);
- Headaches (migraines);
- Heel spur;
- In complex therapy for skin diseases such as scleroderma, psoriasis, eczema and neurodermatitis;
- In cosmetology for smoothing wrinkles, improving the elasticity of the skin, slowing the aging process and withering the skin of the body and face;
Contraindication for the application of cryotherapy: pathology of arterial vessels at the site of application — vasculitis, arteritis, Raynaud’s disease.