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What is cold therapy?

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Cold therapy is the use of ice packs to reduce inflammation by constricting blood vessels and limiting blood flow to the injured tissues; this eases pain by numbing the injured area. It is generally used for only the first 48 hours after injury. Also called cryotherapy.
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