Hip or knee replacement surgeries are no longer exclusively performed on older persons and are now not uncommon procedures for many patients with persistent, significant hip or knee pain. Good out ...View Article
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Thermotherapy or heat therapy is most commonly used for rehabilitation purposes. The therapeutic effects of heat include increasing the extensibility of collagen tissues; decreasing joint stiffness; reducing pain; relieving muscle spasms; aiding in the post acute phase of healing; and increasing blood flow. The increased blood flow to the affected area provides proteins, nutrients and oxygen for better healing.
Cryotherapy or ice therapy's goal is to decrease cellular metabolism; increase cellular survival; decrease inflammation decrease pain and spasm; and promote vasoconstriction.
Simple to use hot/cold packs are available for purchase at the office