“Inflammasomes are at the heart of a wide range of diseases and disorders.”
Dr. Wajahat Mehal • Scientific American
If you suffer from inflamed joints, you may have tried combating the pain with medications that often do not work. You may have even changed your diet to stick to certain types of food but still don’t see any significant results. Well, what now?
Have you heard of the acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation)? Cryotherapy (or cold therapy) is like Ice 2.0. It helps treat injuries such as muscle sprains, strains, bumps, bruises, and in this case, even inflammation!
Cold therapy, ice therapy, cold compress, or especially cryotherapy should be applied within 72 hours after any acute injuries.
- Cryotherapy can also help treat injuries caused by excessive use
- Cryotherapy can help stop bleeding in the muscle, inflammation, and reduce pain
- Extreme cold also causes the contraction of the involuntary muscles of the skin, creating a healthier blood flow
- Cryotherapy helps relieve pain after exercise or other strenuous activity
- Cryotherapy can flush out toxins, helping the body heal itself faster
A general rule is to do cryo soon after an injury (so our body can prevent further injuries and heal faster).
Cryotherapy not only reduces inflammation, it also does not interfere with our body’s regeneration process. This is key to a healthy and speedy recovery.