The pain clinic offers also Focused Cryotherapy (cold treatment)
Cryotherapy is used for the treatment of pain in joints and muscles caused by illness, sports injuries or overuse.
Cryotherapy is also used by athletes for quicker recovery.
Cold works in three ways:
- It relieves pain
- It relaxes muscles
- It helps swelling to decrease, which are exactly the factors one seeks to impact in the connection with most conditions in the musculoskeletal system.
Cold is used locally — where the pain is — unlike medication which is absorbed by the entire body.
When cold is applied, a physiological effect occurs when the temperature in the various tissues is lowered, and the conduction of the signals between nerves and muscles is reduced.
Most effects of cryotherapy are locally induced and therefore do not affect the surrounding tissues.