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Pain Management: What Is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is the application of cold to treat pain, swelling or other conditions. People commonly use ice at home for sprains or other minor injuries. Cold therapy is also employed in healthcare settings to reduce fever in a hospital or to treat musculoskeletal conditions in physical therapy. Cold can be used to treat both acute and chronic pain. Sometimes, cryotherapy is incorporated into other treatments, such as hydrotherapy. The term cryotherapy may also refer to […]