Cryotherapy affects the body in a number of ways including reducing blood flow to an injured area (thereby reducing swelling), acting as an analgesic (numbing agent), reducing muscle spasm and reducing tissue metabolism.
Uxbridge Chiropractic Centre is an authorized distributor of Biofreeze products which are available in gel, spray on or roll-on. Not available in stores.
The most popular form of cryotherapy is ice. However, using ice is not always convenient and has disadvantages. It can irritate skin, cause muscle stiffness and patients need to remain stationary while applying it. Biofreeze has been shown to be as effective as ice, with longer lasting results and without limitations.