Cryotherapy.

  • J E Hocutt
  • Published 1981 in American family physician

Abstract

Cryotherapy diminishes the inflammatory reaction to trauma and reduces edema, hematoma formation and pain. During the rehabilitation period, cold application enables the patient to develop strength and mobility in an injured area, with minimal inflammation and discomfort. Heat potentiates the body's inflammatory reaction to trauma and results in increased… (More)

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