When I was a senior in high school, the unthinkable happened two weeks before we were headed to the state championship. Yep, you guessed it. I tore my ACL on that basketball court with four minutes left in the game. I was immediately off to surgery to tend to my knee. As expected, I was pretty disappointed about the big game in my last year as a varsity player. However, I knew track season was right around the corner and I wanted to be able to compete before graduating. I started an intense physical therapy program, but cold rehab therapy was really what made the biggest difference in my recovery. So, what are the benefits of a cold therapy machine for your knee or shoulder injury?
Consistent Therapeutic Temperature
A constant exchange of cold water with warmer water ensures that the injury site receives the same cold temperature for the duration of the therapy session.
Consistent cooling allows the therapeutic cold to penetrate deeper, which means that more of your recovering tissue will benefit from less swelling and pain.
Long Lasting Cold
A deeper, consistent cooling effect lasts longer so you will continue to benefit after therapy has stopped.
Specialized wraps cover more surface area than an ice pack allowing the cold to reach all the damaged tissue.
Better coverage and more effective therapy means less pain.This doesn’t only improve quality of life but allows you to benefit more from physical therapy.
All these factors provide quicker healing and faster recovery. The faster you recover the more quickly you can return to a normal life.
Medcom Group provides cold therapy systems for all types of injuries and surgical recoveries.