Cryotherapy is an effective anti-inflammatory treatment that contributes to overall health and
wellness. Providing immediate pain relief, it is a conservative form of care that can be performed both
in office and at home. Cryotherapy can range from application of an ice pack on an inflamed area to
full submersion in an ice bath or cryo-chamber. It has maximum benefit during the acute phase of care
in reducing pain, inflammation, and elasticity of the tissues. Cryotherapy can benefit most people but
should not be used in those with intolerance to cold and conditions of decreased blood flow such as
congestive heart failure or diabetes.