Physical therapy treatment to decrease blood flow and fluid
Cold is a physical therapy treatment to decrease blood flow and fluid in the area to which it is applied. Cold can also prevent swelling in a joint or muscle if used right after an injury or exercise. It is done most often done with cold packs or ice massage. When a patient receives a cold pack or ice massage, he or she will feel the following stages:
You may want to discuss using ice cups or slush ice packs at home with a Prairie Spine and Pain Institute Specialist to determine if this is a good therapy for your condition. Please tell our team if you are sensitive to cold or if you have circulatory problems.