Cryotherapy, which means “Cold Therapy”. It is a precise strategy where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for few minutes. Cryotherapy can be done the localized area of a body or entire body of an individual. In Cryotherapy, a probe is inserted into the tissue next to the affected nerve. The temperature of the probe drops to then effectively freeze the nerve. The freezing inactivates the nerve and, as a result, painful nerve irritation is relieved.
Cryotherapy is a relatively safe and effective means of treating localized nerve irritation. It can also treat abnormal cells in the body which causes cancer or tumor growth. Cryotherapy uses nitrogen or argon gas to create extremely cold temperatures to destroy diseased tissue.
What does Cryotherapy do to your body?
- Reduces the joint pains.
- Helps to relieve muscle pain.
- Treats mood disorders.
- Helps to treat bengin tumors.
- Treats the skin diseases.
- Rejuvenate the body.
- Used as anti – aging.
- Assist in injury recovery.
- Increases collagen.
- Burns fat.
Does Cryotherapy has side effects?
Yes, while this technique can reduce the pain by stopping the nerve irritation in a localized area, it sometimes can leave the tissue causing minor side effects such as numbness, tingling sensation, redness followed by irritation of the skin.
PRECAUTIONS: One shouldn’t undergo Cryotherapy unless recommended by a doctor, rather an individual can have an ice pack at home for about less than 15 mins in a localized area.
Who shouldn’t go for it?
You should not try Cryotherapy if you have a pacemaker, a high blood pressure, stroke, severe hypertension, seizures, a high risk of infection, and pregnant women. Undergoing a Cryotherapy treatment for more than a few minutes can be fatal.
Is Cryotherapy really works? This method will last for 3 minutes, although. Researchers haven’t found the sufficient evidence of this functional method. Consult a doctor before you undergo this therapy.