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Learning issue: Therapy modalities Ice vs. heat Name: MH The effects of cryotherapy include a reduction in edema through decreased blood flow by the mechanism of vasoconstriction, a reduction in the inflammatory response through a decreased metabolic rate, a reduction in pain through the gate control theory, and temporary inhibiting effects to the neuromuscular system related to spasticity, nerve conduction velocity, and muscle strength. Cryotherapy can be administered through a variety of methods, including ice bags, cold water immersion, ice cups, thermoelectric cooling, cold packs, chemical spray (Cryostretch), and continuous cold flow through a device with intermittent compression. Numerous studies have demonstrated an increased reduction in edema during the acute phase, with the administration of continuous cryotherapy using intermittent compression. The most practical method of administration is with an ice bag or vasopneumatic device
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