Ankle Injury Cold Therapy
Ankle and Foot Injury Ice Bath Treatment
If you’ve ever jumped into a pool that was just a bit too cold, you understand why so many find ice baths and cold therapy for ankle and foot injuries, a horrible, awful solution on par with eating Brussels sprouts for good health. But the fact is, there are scientific reasons why ice baths and cold therapy are a great thing when it comes to treating ankle and foot injuries. Now that AnkleAid helps to remove the discomfort often associated with ankle ice baths, you are free to experience the healing power of the cold therapy for your ankle and foot injuries.
What Happens During an Ankle Injury
When you injure your ankle, you’ve essentially damaged the surrounding tissue fibers. This damage causes blood to flow into the effected tissue, causing the bruising that often comes with ankle injuries. Excess tissue fluid is also responsible for ankle stiffness that accompanies most ankle and foot injuries. Simply, the trauma is forcing your body to react in unnatural ways, and cold / cryotherapy ice baths are the best way to limit this damage, begin treatment, and start on the road to recovery.
So How Does Cryo / Cold Therapy Treat Ankle and Foot Injuries?
Because the main problem with ankle injuries is blood rushing into the area, it is important to limit this blood flow as much as possible. Cold temperatures within a cryotherapy ice bath work to restrict blood vessels, limiting blood flow to your ankle and foot, while ridding them of the harmful tissue fluids that build up during this time. By reducing the blood flow through cold therapy, you prevent further damage to the surrounding tissue and prevent tissue breakdown. The net effect is that you have now reduced the swelling and removed harmful fluids from the area, leaving you ready to begin the healing process.
FOOT & ANKLE INJURIES TO BE TREATED WITH COLD THERAPY
Cold Therapy Bath Indications
The AnkleAid ice therapy bath can be used for:
Cold / Cryo Therapy Contraindications
Should not be used if you have any of the following:
- Sensory changes (cannot feel if it is too cold)
- Raynaud's Phenomenon
- Cold Hypersensitivity
- There are many forms of cold hypersensitivity, which include
- Cold Urticaria or Chold Hives
- Cold Erythema
- Cold Hemoglobinuria
- Anesthesia - When there is an area of numbness or altered sensitivity
- Circulatory problems
- Nerve Damage
- Sensitive skin
BENEFITS OF THE ANKLEAID ICE BATH
- Reduces ankle and foot pain
- Reduces ankle and foot swelling
- Reduces ankle and foot spasms
- Reduces ankle and foot tissue breakdown
- Promotes vasoconstriction/cellular survival
Consult with your doctor on the type of therapy needed (cold or hot), the proper temperature and amount and duration of therapy. This device is not intended to prevent injuries or reduce or eliminate the risk of injury.
If any additional pain or symptoms occur while using this device, discontinue and seek medical attention.
This device is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days. This warranty does not apply to devices that have been modified or subjected to misuse, abuse or neglect.
Don’t wait for an injury to purchase your AnkleAid. Because it’s important to treat ankles quickly, having an AnkleAid in your home is a major asset in helping you heal fast.