The use of cryotherapy in sports injuries.

@article{Meeusen1986TheUO,
  title={The use of cryotherapy in sports injuries.},
  author={Romain Meeusen and Peter Lievens},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={398-414}
}
The use of cold therapy in acute sports injuries as well as in the rehabilitation of the injured athlete has become a generally accepted treatment method. Various cooling modalities are used to apply cold to the injured area, e.g. ice packs, ice towels, ice massage, frozen gel packs, ethyl chloride and other vapocoolants, chemical reaction devices and inflatable splints using refrigerant gas. Most clinical studies report that the use of cryotherapy has a positive effect on pain reduction and on… CONTINUE READING
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