Friday, August 30, 2013

3 Reasons Cold Therapy Systems Help Healing Time

If you have an upcoming surgery scheduled, most likely you are concerned with post op pain, inflammation and recovery time. There is no doubt that having surgery is typically not a walk in the park. However, there are solutions that make the process much easier.

Cold therapy is one of the most recognized forms of therapy for patients undergoing surgery. Sure you can use ice to help keep the swelling down, but cold therapy systems are more effective and speeds up your recovery, so you are back into your daily activities in no time.

In the unfortunate event that you need surgery, the following three reasons may help you determine if cold therapy is the right solution for you:
  1. Recovery time is much faster. One of the main benefits of cold therapy systems is faster recovery. The therapy helps to not only reduce swelling and inflammation it also helps with the pain. The cold ends up where it needs to be, penetrating deep into your joints and muscles.
  2. It’s easy to use. Cold therapy is simple to use. Each system is portable and the battery life is long lasting. The motor is quiet, so you don’t need to worry about loud or obnoxious noises. And they are also comfortable to wear.
  3. It’s been tested and proven for years. Cold therapy is not new. In fact, doctors and rehab centers have used them for years. Through their usage, they have been refined to ensure patients receive the best possible solution for their post op needs.
Let’s face it, using ice and icepacks are a pain in the neck when you are injured. Trying to recover from surgery makes ice even more annoying. You either spend your time getting up and down so you can change your ice pack, or you need to rely on someone else to do it for you. Not only is ice a pain to use, it is also not as effective as cold therapy. Because ice is not as consistent, your recovery takes longer.

Just a few things to consider when discussing your recovery options: cold therapy systems do not require prescriptions and need to be properly used to prevent injury. Make sure that you discuss your options with your doctor, so you make the best decision for your unique needs.

MMAR Medical Group Inc. has a variety of cold therapy systems to explore. Some of the most popular brands include Breg, Bledsoe, Vitalwear, and DeRoyal. Each option offers you a high quality product that is safe, durable and tested. Of course, it's always important to consider whether you need hot or cold therapy, but if you are in the market for cold therapy products, contact us today to explore your options and find the best possible product for your post op needs.