Immediate application of cryotherapy is one of the essential modalities in the treatment of an acute injury. Cryotherapy is the therapeutic use of cold to control inflammation and edema, decrease pain, reduce spasticity, and facilitate movement. Tissue cooling is achieved through the application of cold through the skin. The application of cold produces a sensation of intense cold followed by burning, aching, decreased pain, and numbness.

Indications for cryotherapy include acute injury or inflammation, acute or chronic pain due to muscle spasm, edema/swelling, spasticity ...

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