Often times, swelling can often be excessive during the acute phase of an injury. This can cause stiffness, pain, and reduced ability to activate the muscles. By reducing your pain and swelling, it will aid you with better movement and mobility of the affected area, allowing you to start moving and improving your function as early as possible. This can speed up the process of your recovery.
In post-op cases, there might be a lot of swelling in the initial phase. Using cryotherapy to reduce the swelling can improve your range and function as early as possible, allowing you to achieve your goals sooner.
In our clinic, we utilize a cold compress cuff around the affected area. As such, you will feel a cold sensation and compression around the area. The compression provides pressure around the area to keep the swelling under control. Also, the affected area will likely be elevated above your body level to further reduce the swelling.