Can Cold Therapy Benefit Me In My Everyday Life Or My Healing Journey?
Cold therapy is
needed to help reduce post-operative swelling and bruising. In everyday life,
cold therapy helps reduce swelling and bruising resulting from any type of injury.
Many of the specialized products that are featured in the Store function as
both cold and hot compresses at the same time and can thus be used to provide
both cold and hot therapy to swollen and bruised areas. Cold therapy has been
shown to be greatly effective in reducing swelling by slowing the flow of blood
and other fluids to the injured area. A cold pack is also beneficial in relieving
the sensations of pain and restoring strength and mobility more quickly so that
patients can heal faster and feel better sooner. It is recommended to apply
a cold compress on the skin constantly for 72 hours following the procedure.
A specialized cold compress is more comfortable and easier to use than an ice
pack, frozen peas, or other cold pack solution because the compress molds better
the contours of the face and neck, does not leak and does not put any pressure
on the skin because it is lighter than crushed ice. You may use the "20
minutes on, 40 minutes off" technique that consists of applying the cold
compress for 20 minutes and leaving the skin alone for 40 minutes while you
chill the cold pack again. Cold compresses are quickly chilled in the freezer
(10-15 minutes depending on the product) or in the refrigerator.
Beyond using these
compresses during recovery from a procedure, these cold compress products can
be used to reduce swelling and bruising resulting from any type of injury. Additionally,
these compresses are highly effective for puffy eyes treatment, alleviation
of tired eyes and headaches, relief from clogged sinuses due to colds and allergies,
and first aid for burns and trauma.