Are you looking to reduce inflammation, improve blood flow or relieve muscular pain caused by a minor injury? Cold therapy provides these and many other health benefits when practiced regularly. Here’s a closer look at cold therapy and how it’s beneficial for pain reduction and your overall health.
What Is Cold Therapy?
The RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) method of treatment is the doctor-recommended way to treat minor injuries at home, and it can help reduce swelling, inflammation and pain. Applying ice, or cold therapy, is a key component of this method of self-care.
Cold therapy is beneficial for many health conditions including:
- Muscle inflammation
- Back pain
- Sports injuries
How Cold Therapy Works
You’ve probably reached for a bag of frozen peas or created a homemade ice pack when you’ve pulled a muscle or experienced a minor injury. The relief is immediate. Why?
Applying ice or other cold material to your body makes your lymph vessels contract, which not only helps to remove waste material from the affected area but also triggers your immune system.
Cold therapy also stimulates the circulatory system and reduces nerve activity. The effect is a reduction of swelling and inflammation as well as pain relief.
Breg Polar Care Cube
While a bag of frozen vegetables or an ice pack may be convenient in a pinch, for more effective cold therapy that’s sustained over a period of time, you need a solution that’s easier to use and more reliable.
For six to eight hours of cold therapy, products such as the Breg Polar Care Cube can be a convenient solution.
With this Breg therapy system, you simply fill the unit with water and ice, plug it in, and enjoy easy pain management using the detachable cold therapy pad. The unit is designed with a high flow rate, which keeps an even temperature throughout the pad for comfortable and effective use.