Cold Compression therapy combines two standardized processes, cryotherapy and compression therapy, into one superior and innovative treatment option widely used in equine veterinarian practices and throughout the equine industry.
Cold compression therapy targets a specific injured area by applying either static or dynamic pressure at the injury site. When paired with ice water, at a therapeutic temperature, the body's internal response increases and directs blood flow away from the extremities and toward the body's core. This response creates reduced inflammation and decreased pain.
Many equine vets that practice natural horse care finds substantial pain relief with a regimen of cryotherapy coupled with compression therapy without medication use. With a plethora of horse supplies available, such as liniments and horse supplements, it is vital to seek an equine veterinarian's advice for an optimal plan of care.
The best horse equipment or even top-notch training can be useless without understanding your horse's anatomy. Knowing basic horse anatomy is vital in identifying equine conditions and helps you determine what action, if any, needs to be taken.
Many diseases and conditions can affect our equines. Laminitis, also known as founder in horses, is a common and debilitating condition resulting from inflammation of the laminae tissue between the hoof and pedal bone. Founder has many causes and can be quite painful, causing significant discomfort in your horse. If founder becomes a chronic issue, cell death can occur and can ultimately alter the hoof's structural integrity.
Injuries to joints such as the knee, fetlock, and pastern, or sprains of ligaments or tendons, such as the suspensory ligament or flexor tendons, can benefit tremendously from cryotherapy and compression. Suppose natural horse care is the approach that you and your equine vet chose to follow. In that case, cryotherapy with simultaneous compression should prove very successful in treating many diseases and conditions that impact your horse's health.
- Reduces Pain
- Blocks Inflammatory Process
- Accelerates Healing
- Reduces Recovery Time
- Joint Inflammation
- Hock degeneration
- Muscle Strains
- Post-surgery rehabilitation
- Navicular syndrome