The ‘Cool’ Way to Relieve Joint Pain

cryotherapy joint painYou probably know that icing sore joints can help reduce inflammation and ease pain. Cryotherapy is similar to that, except that the temperature is far colder than a simple ice pack. But could you handle the extremely low temperature if it would relieve your joint pain?

Many famous athletes already use cryotherapy. You stand upright in a chamber where temperatures are between -184 and -256 F. This puts your body in a dying state, causing it to activate receptors of the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. As a result, all pain is reduced within three minutes.


Bearing extremely cold temperatures isn’t for the faint of heart. In fact, to partake in cryotherapy, you must not be pregnant or have health conditions like hypertension, deep vein thrombosis, acute or recent myocardial infarction, uncontrolled seizures, fever, Raynaud’s syndrome, acute kidney or urinary tract diseases, or open wounds. If you clear that list, cryotherapy may be a good option for you and your pain.

You are provided with gloves, earmuffs, a face mask, socks, and boots before stepping into the ‘human freezer.’

Users of cryotherapy have not only reported a reduction in joint pain, but also a significant boost in mood. Furthermore, some have reported that their exercise performance post-treatment is improved as well.

The preliminary research on cryotherapy that has taken place in Poland suggests that this treatment may help relieve anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

The FDA hasn’t fully approved cryotherapy, as there isn’t much proof of the health claims. But with such a large following, there may be something behind it.

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Author Bio

Devon Andre has been involved in the health and dietary supplement industry for a number of years. Devon has written extensively for Bel Marra Health. He has a Bachelor of Forensic Science from the University of Windsor, and went on to complete a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. Devon is keenly aware of trends and new developments in the area of health and wellness. He embraces an active lifestyle combining diet, exercise and healthy choices. By working to inform readers of the options available to them, he hopes to improve their health and quality of life.


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