The combination of cryotherapy (q.v.) with exercise.
[cryo- + kinetics]
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(kri?o-ki-net'iks) [? + kinesis, motion]
The therapeutic use of cold (such as ice packs or ice immersion) before active exercise. The application of cold increases the amount of motion that is available to a joint by decreasing pain. Active exercise increases range of motion, improves tissue tensile strength, and enhances healing. See: cryotherapy


Cold therapy is administered to the patient until skin numbness is reported. Non–weight-bearing or weight-bearing exercises are then implemented without causing pain.


This technique should not be used in patients for whom cold application cryotherapy or active exercise is contraindicated.
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(1.) Chris M Bleakley et al The PRICE design of a randomized controlled trial comparing standard versus cryokinetics ice application in the management of acute ankle sprain.
The treatment in the study was the ice massage (cryokinetics) on the large intestine energy meridian acupressure point LI4 (Hoku) which is being located at the web of the skin within 3 to 4 mm between the thumb and forefinger at the peak of uterine contractions.
To reduce threats to validity, post test 1 & 2 were done within 20 minutes from the pretest or within 1 to 5 minutes after every Hoku cryokinetics. This small window of time between the pre and post tests helped eliminate intervening events that could alter the post test scoring.
Prior to ice massage (hoku cryokinetics) of the left and right hand, the study participants' mean pain score of 72.167 and 70.733 were categorized as "severe" respectively.
Cryokinetics: Is a systemic combination of cold application to numb the injured body part and graded progressive, active exercises.
If the exercise during cryokinetics becomes so vigorous that further damage may result, the body responds with a pain sensation.
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