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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

The effectiveness of cryotherapy in the management of sports injuries


Department of Physical Therapy, Hafer Al Batin Central Hospital, Hafar Al Batin, Eastern Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Mr. Sami Awadh Alharbi
Department of Physical Therapy, Hafer Al Batin Central Hospital, Hafar Al Batin, Eastern Province
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_21_20

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Cryotherapy is widely applied and accepted as a beneficial treatment for soft-tissue injury and postoperative management. It is the one of the most effective interventions for pain management and swelling in acute sports injuries. However, the most efficient Cryotherapeutic agent remains unknown. This paper analyzes different methods of application of cryotherapy in sports injury rehabilitation based on recent scientific evidences. This information will assist health-care practitioners who are involved in sports injury and postoperative management.


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