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cold therapy

A general term for the use of ice or cold compresses for therapeutic purposes; locally applied ice increases the circulation and relieves pain, and is of use in acute trauma. Practitioners of alternative therapies may advocate alternating ice and heat, as it is believed to “flush” a region with fresh blood.

cold ther·a·py

(kōld thār'ă-pē)
A type of care in which ice or cold water is applied to a body part.
Synonym(s): cryotherapy.
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The market report looks at factors such as an increase in a number of sports-related injuries, growth in aging population and increase in spinal cord injury, easy availability of hot and cold therapy packs through e-commerce websites.
Major extracts from the Table of Content of Hot and Cold Therapy Packs Market, 2016-2022 report:
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Reducing swelling reduces recovery time and cold therapy reduces swelling, along with pain, inflammation, and bruising.
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