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Hot and Cold Therapy

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Hot and Cold Therapy

THE CLINIC Offers Best class Hot and Cold Therapy in Gurgaon

THE CLINIC treats everything from arthritis to pulled muscles to inflammation with ice packs or heating pads. Treating pain with hot and cold can be extremely effective for a number of different conditions and injuries, and easily affordable. The tricky part is knowing what situations calls for hot, and which calls for cold. Sometimes a single treatment will even include both.

Fast facts on cold and heat treatment

As a general rule of thumb, use ice for acute injuries or pain, along with inflammation and swelling. Use heat for muscle pain or stiffness.

  • Cold treatment reduces  inflammation by decreasing blood flow. Apply within 48 hours after an injury.
  • Heat treatment promotes blood flow and helps muscles relax. Use for chronic pain.
  • Alternating heat and cold may help reduce exercise-induced muscle pain.
  • Never use extreme heat, and never put ice directly on the skin.

HYDROCOLLATOR HOT THERAPY
HYDROCOLLATOR HOT THERAPY

Hydrocollator Moist Heat Hot Packs are the first choice for physiotherapists, physicians, chiropractors, athletic trainers and kinesiologists for over 60 years. Hot packs are a type of physical modality often used in therapy clinics. They are applied to your injured body part by your physical therapist. Physical therapists wrap moist hot packs in several layers of towels and the hot packs are then applied directly on the exposed area that needs treatment. It provides up to 20 minutes of deep-felt, soothing, moist heat.

Benefits

  • Relieves Pain caused by muscle tension or spasms.
  • Relaxes tight muscles causing tissues to relax.
  • Causes vasodilatation of the blood vessels which increases circulation to the area.
  • Re-usable Good for Hundreds of Treatments
  • Drug Free Pain Management
Common conditions to apply hot therapy:
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Joint contracture
  • Muscle spasms
  • Chronic injury where increased blood flow is desired
CONTRA INDICATION
  • In areas of impaired or altered sensitivity (like having numbness or tingling)
  • In people with impaired mental capacity
  • Over open wounds
  • After acute injury
  • Over joint with acute hemarthrosis
  • In persons who are over-sensitive to heat

COLD Therapy
COLD Therapy

Cold therapy is also known as cryotherapy. It works by reducing blood flow to a particular area, which can significantly reduce inflammation and swelling that causes pain, especially around a joint or a tendon. It can temporarily reduce nerve activity, which can also relieve pain.

For home treatment, apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel or ice bath to the affected area. You should never apply a frozen item directly to the skin, as it can cause damage to the skin and tissues. Apply cold treatment as soon as possible after an injury. Use cold therapy for short periods of time, several times a day. Ten to 15 minutes is fine, and no more than 20 minutes of cold therapy should be used at a time to prevent nerve, tissue, and skin damage. You can elevate the affected area for best results.

Risks of Cold therapy

  • People with sensory disorders that prevent them from feeling certain sensations should not use cold therapy at home because they may not be able to feel if damage is being done. This includes diabetes, which can result in nerve damage and lessened sensitivity. You should not use cold therapy on stiff muscles or joints. Cold therapy should not be used if you have poor circulation.
  • If you’re not careful, cold therapy applied for too long or too directly can result in skin, tissue, or nerve damage. If you have cardiovascular or heart disease, consult your doctor before using cold therapy.