Health Living: Chronic Pain and Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy is fast becoming the treatment of choice for pro athletes, like Lebron James and Kobe Bryant, who are looking to recover from intense training.

It is also becoming more widely available to every day sufferers of chronic pain and those looking for faster healing after injury.

In Healthy Living, we bring you the cold, hard details on this cutting-edge treatment.

Recent studies on athletes under the age of 35 indicate that cryotherapy is good for quick pain relief, but may not speed the healing process significantly.     

The treatment is also beneficial for those suffering from arthritis, but will not be good for those with heart conditions or women who are pregnant since it is too much of a stressor on the body.

Cryotherapy is not covered by insurance.

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