Local Cryotherapy is beneficial particularly because it targets specific problem areas on the body as opposed to Whole Body Cryotherapy, which treats the body as a whole (hence the name!). Since Local Cryotherapy treats isolated areas of which are irritated or swelling, it is far more helpful in reducing pain in just minutes (the total completion time varies based on the area being treated).
How does Local Cryotherapy work?
A small machine with a handheld piece is utilized in order to specifically target the troubled area with air as cold as -240 F. As stated above, it only takes minutes to complete. People use Local Cryotherapy not only to reduce swelling/inflamed areas, but to improve his or her physical appearance as well. Local Cryotherapy can also be used to reduce wrinkles and improve overall appearance and is often applied to areas such as the neck, face, scalp, shoulders, elbows, ankles, lower back, knees, etc.
What are Some of the Benefits?
1. Reduction of swelling, pain, and stress
2. Pain management
3. Faster muscle recovery
4. More efficient than icing
5. Improved joint mobility
Who Would Benefit Most From Local Cryotherapy?
Local Cryotherapy is most helpful for anyone with specific problem areas. If one wants to focus distinctly on healing a certain area, Whole Body Cryotherapy may not be necessary and can be greatly overwhelming for those who are not seeking cryo on his or her body as a whole. Athletes who have sustained an injury in one area benefit greatly from this practice. Other people who benefit immensely from Local Cryotherapy are those who suffer from chronic back pain, anything that is inflamed, anyone recovering from a recent surgery or injury, or people who suffer from arthritis.
Local Cryotherapy is extremely beneficial in regards to various issues and is an efficient way to expedite the healing process of any problem areas within minutes. It is quicker and not as overwhelming or thorough as Whole Body Cryotherapy. With that being said, it is recommended to consult with one’s doctor before deciding to do it; that way, one can assess all of their options and make an educated, informed decision.
Looking to give Local Cryotherapy a try? Book your appointment at R3 Lab with Dr. Carmen Romano today to kickstart your journey to recovery!