Cold Compression is a combination of ice treatment and static compression.  Sometimes used for the treatment of pain and inflammation after acute injury or surgical procedures. Cryotherapy, the use of ice packs or cold has become one of the most common treatments in orthopaedic medicine. Static compression is often used in conjunction with cryotherapy  for the care of major injuries.  To date the primary reason for using compression is to enhance external pressure on the tissue to prevent edema formation (swelling).This occurs by hindering fluid loss from the vessels into the injured area making it difficult for fluids to gather.  Cryotherapy with COMPRESSION is significantly colder than ice alone, due to the improved skin contact and increased tissue density caused by static compression alone.


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