The Effects of Cryotherapy on Recovery
It was proved by modern medicine that using of cold provides healing of the human body. Local cryotherapy as cold application has become one of the directions of physiotherapy. Currently, the information concerning cryotherapy is abundantly available. Therefore, the main goal of this work is precise and direct research on the effects of cryotherapy and confirmation of the thesis that cryotherapy has positive effects on recovery. To achieve this goal, the paper has been divided into several sections, where the following features will be studied: theoretical data about cryotherapy, mechanisms of influence …show more content…
It can rejuvenate significantly external aesthetic skin state.
Cryotherapy is effective in correction of cellulite and excess weight.
Sports medicine. In sports medicine and physiotherapy Cryotherapy is used in cases (White & Wells, 2013):
- Relief, treatment and rehabilitation of acute and chronic sport traumas;
- Modulating and maintaining fitness level of the athlete;
- Optimization of the state of the athlete;
- Rehabilitation of athletes after competitions in order to prolong the sport life of the latter.
Cryotherapy is effective in treatment of venous ulcers and cases of wound cicatrization. Local Cryotherapy reduces edema granulation by drying and flattening them, hence, it can be used in the process of wound preparation for plastic closure (there is a good engraftment of skin flaps). In case of providing first aid for patients with burns, local cryotherapy allows to downplay the scale of the pathogenetic processes in short term.
Additionally, it can be used in traumatology as a means of analgesia; in terms of gynecology – for effects on the hypothalamic-pituitary system and subsequent normalization of hormonal levels, synchronization of biorhythms of the body of a …show more content…
Naturally, cryotherapy is contraindicated to infants and pregnant women (White & Wells, 2013).
Cryotherapy is a process of treatment by application of cold. It stimulates recovery processes by providing a range of therapeutic effects such as local anesthesia (analgesia) and anti-inflammatory effect, it impacts asculomotor reactions, improves microcirculation, bears positive effect on the nervous system. Additionally, pain receptors can be blocked by lowering the temperature of the skin.
Cryotherapy is used in different specific areas of medical and preventive medicine, such as: neuropathology, vertebrology, psychiatry, rheumatology, dermatology, complex therapy of psoriasis, cosmetology, sports medicine, general surgery, traumatology etc.
Therefore, cryotherapy has positive effects on recovery in many areas of