Last updated 13 days ago
Almost all of us engaged in any type of physical activity have experienced the next day soreness that can often come with it. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) occurs anywhere between 8-24 hours after exercise. The symptoms include swelling, stiffness, tenderness to the touch, temporary reduction in strength, and elevated levels of creatine kinase, which can signify muscle tissue damage. In the attached article from Box Life Magazine, William Imbo suggests 5 ways to help relieve the pain and inflammation from DOMS. In his list of 5 techniques he lists #5 as cryotherapy. CryoUSA, the nation's most unique Athletic Recovery Center, has been dealing with athletic recovery for the last 4 years, and has seen client after client get relief from DOMS by using their whole body cryotherapy chambers. You can read the entire article here for a more in-depth look at relieving the pain from DOMS. http://www.boxlifemagazine.com/health/delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-doms-what-is-it-what-causes-it-plus-5-ways-to-alleviate-its-effects
Last updated 15 days ago
The one of a kind Athletic Recovery Center at CryoUSA in Dallas, TX offers whole body cryotherapy, NormaTec compression, AlterG treadmill, Cryo6 spot cryotherapy, and Kinetic Sports Therapists...whether you're looking for athletic recovery, post-surgical recovery, pain and inflammation recovery, or just want to feel better, CryoUSA is unlike anything you've ever tried as this video will show. We also have a location in McKinney, TX at Michael Johnson Performance Center.
Last updated 22 days ago
This great article in D Magazine is a feature story on CryoUSA, whole body cryotherapy and our Athletic Recovery Center model. Learn how this state of the art, one of a kind facility is transforming how human beings bounce back from pain, inflammation, arthritis, post-surgical recovery, injuries, or just increase their energy level with a good old fashioned endorphin rush...all in just 3 refreshing minutes of hyper cooled air to jolt the system. Click on picture to read the story.
Last updated 5 months ago
NormaTec is a company that produces pneumatic medicine systems, such as its Recovery Systems. Pneumatic medicine is a noninvasive approach to promoting pain management for those who suffer from sports injuries or conditions relating to poor circulation. It involves the use of dynamic compression. If you’re looking for a safe, effective sports injury therapy or pain relief system, then the NormaTec Recovery Systems could be right for you.
Almost everyone is a good candidate for pneumatic medicine with the NormaTec Recovery System. Countless professional and amateur athletes have successfully used the system to recover faster, train at a more intense level, and improve their performance. The system has even been used by Navy SEALs and teams in the NFL, NBA, and NHL. However, the system isn’t only ideal for athletes. You could also benefit from a session with the NormaTec Recovery System if you suffer from a condition related to circulation, such as swollen legs, diabetic foot wounds, varicose veins, cellulitis, and cramping or pain in the legs.
The NormaTec Recovery System consists of high-tech compression devices that fit over a client’s entire legs and feet or arms, depending on the client’s needs. The system uses sequential pulse technology to mimic the legs’ natural muscle pump actions. This enhances circulation, enabling swelling to decrease and oxygen to readily flow. The improved flow of blood and oxygen promotes rapid wound healing. The dynamic compression also accelerates the removal of metabolites from the limbs.
Athletes are thrilled with the results of the NormaTec Recovery System, which enables them to perform at their optimum level. Individuals suffering from circulatory conditions have reported greatly enhanced mobility, rapid wound healing, decreased swelling, and eliminated pain.
Residents of the Dallas area who are interested in trying the NormaTec Recovery System are invited to schedule a session at CryoUSA. Our wellness center specializes in sports injury therapy and pain management. Contact us today at (888) 310-4691 with any questions you may have.
Last updated 5 months ago
The prospect of pain following a surgery isn’t a pleasant one. Fortunately, there are a number of methods you can use to reduce your pain and improve your healing process. In addition to working with your doctors and surgeon, your post-surgery pain management plan may include cryotherapy sessions, anti-gravity treadmill sessions, NormaTec sequential compression, and kinetic sports therapy.
Work with Your Doctor
It’s particularly important to adhere closely to your doctor’s instructions following a surgery. Let your surgical care team know exactly where your pain is and how intense it is. The more information your doctors have about your pain, the better they are able to develop an effective post-surgery pain management plan for you. If you’re considering using cryotherapy or any of the other modalities offered at CryoUSA after your surgery, make sure you clear it with your doctor ahead of time.
Schedule a Cryotherapy Session
Research has shown that cryotherapy is particularly effective in pain management following a surgery. According to Medscape, a study evaluated pain levels in two groups of post-surgical patients: those who received cryotherapy versus those who only used narcotic pain relievers. The morning after surgery, those who used cryotherapy reported an average pain level of 3.12 as compared to 4.86 for those who didn’t. The discrepancies in the pain scores continued to increase as time elapsed after surgery. Plus, the group using cryotherapy was able to reduce their intake of narcotic pain relievers, lowering their risk of serious side effects.
Walk or Run on an Anti-Gravity Treadmill
An anti-gravity treadmill is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a specially designed treadmill that uses an air system to reduce your body weight as you walk or run. This can enable individuals recovering from surgery to become physically active much sooner, which can help reduce the risk of serious complications such as blood clots. It can also be used to complement physical therapy to accelerate healing.
If you’re looking for post-surgery pain management options in the Dallas area, look no further than CryoUSA. Our active recovery center works with a wide range of clients, including athletes, clients who suffer from systemic inflammation such as arthritis, those interested in skin rejuvenation, and those who are recovering from surgery. You can contact us at (888) 310-4691 to schedule an appointment for cryotherapy, or a session on our anti-gravity treadmill, NormaTec compression, or session with one of our kinetic sports therapy specialists.