Your doctor may recommend rest, medication, immobilization, cold therapy and rehabilitative exercises to help control your pain. Click on a tab below to learn more.
Managing Pain with Cold Therapy
Cold therapy reduces pain and swelling typical of orthopedic injury or surgery. Many patients find motorized (pump-driven) cold therapy with wrap on pads much more convenient and comfortable than gel pads or the application of ice. The pads are designed to conform to injured areas, delivering cold therapy directly to the joint where it's needed.
This type of cold therapy also delivers a constant, comfortable temperature. Ask your doctor about the benefits of cold therapy, and about the risks. All cold treatment options can cause serious injury if improperly used. Please make sure you have received proper instructions from your doctor and understand the risks before using any cold therapy device.