03 Oct Immune Cell & Decreased Pain
Anyone who has ever played a sport knows that in order to get better, they must challenge their muscles. To do that, the level of exercise difficulty has to increase with each training session. Coaches use a training model called the “overload principle” or “physical stress theory,” which suggests that high intensity training creates a disturbance at the cellular level. This stimulates a response from the body that allows it to adapt to new training techniques and difficulty levels.
However, with high intensity training comes intense injuries and muscle damage. In order to maintain the same level of sport performance, athletes use a number of techniques to hasten the recovery time between bouts of exercise. Cold therapy has been proven to work well with reducing the pain of damaged muscle tissue and muscle spasms. It also speeds up the immune system’s processing ability, aiding with recovery after tissue trauma.
In order to exercise regularly, one must maintain a strong immune system and avoid pain. Cryotherapy treatment assists with both of these factors. The immune system gets a boost when the cold air opens up sinuses and recirculates the blood throughout the major organs.
Additionally, cryotherapy alleviates pain by strengthening damaged tissue and providing physical relief with cold air. Studies have found that cryotherapy is one of the best methods for decreasing pain throughout the body. People with fibromyalgia, chronic lower back pain, and rheumatoid arthritis were all found to have experienced pain relief after cryotherapy treatment. The reduction of pain that people experience after cryotherapy treatment allows them to participate in the weight bearing exercises that are necessary to maintain good health and wellness. Therefore, cryotherapy aids with the ability to engage in future exercise, leading to health practices that are maintainable.