Cryotherapy is a safe non-invasive, pain-free answer to reducing pain and recovery time that can compliment medicine and other types of therapy. If you or your animal have been injured, catching it’s change in demeanor or movement early and treating it during this accute early stage (cryotherapy will be most effective within the first 36hrs) will be crucial to helping to control and manage their pain and rehabilitation.
Cryotherapy is also beneficial for older injuries, similar to the acute phase even after healing it is wise to continue with cryotherapy, as you or your animal resume your normal regime.
“If the horse has been off work for a long time during recovery perhaps from a tendon injury and is just starting to exercise again it is beneficial to apply cold therapy when the injured area is put back to work” says Seabaugh. “This can help minimise possible stress and inflammation as you get the new healed tissues working again”.