Ice therapy, or the use of ice for treating injuries, is one of
the oldest and most trusted methods for controlling and alleviating
It is proven safe and offers immediate relief
from swelling, pain and in decreasing muscle spasms. In fact, ice
therapy is recommended as a self-care technique and home remedy you can
administer on any pain, bruise, or injury. With ice therapy, every pain
sufferer or patient takes one step closer to recovery.
Why does ice therapy work and what makes it effective? Cold therapy works for a variety of reasons:
- It can decrease the build-up of blood and other liquids in the affected area, thereby preventing swelling.
- It slows down the release of enzymes and chemicals responsible for the onset of pain and inflammation.
- Application of cold compress on the area inhibits nerve endings from conducting impulses
- Ice therapy limits the ability of the muscles to maintain contraction to reduce spasms.
For all these four reasons, ice therapy is a mainstay
treatment prescribed for injuries and conditions characterized by pain,
swelling and bruising.
Ice therapy has traditionally been done through the use of ordinary ice.
However, ice and gel packs provide intense cold only on a small
application area. The degree of coolness can't be controlled, frequent
trips to the freezer and back are necessary, and patients have to deal
with drips, leaks and messes.
Thanks to advanced technologies, there are now cold therapy technologies such as ice packs that do away with the inconveniences of ice in cold therapy - such as that developed by ThermaFreeze.
ThermaFreeze ice packs offer an excellent alternative to traditional methods of ice therapy.
The technology involved in ThermaFreeze allows the method of heat
transfer to occur in a gradual yet constant manner - a technology that
allows the ice packs to last longer and provide more effective
treatment. Make sure to apply cold therapy with ThermaFreeze ice packs
as soon after as the injury occurs and continue for the next 48 hours at
15-20 minute intervals, or as prescribed by your medical professional.