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How does Cold Therapy help in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

3 March 2020



Rheumatoid Arthritis is the most common kind of autoimmune arthritis that causes chronic inflammation of joints. If that’s too much jargon for you, think of it as a phenomenon where the self-defence system of the human body (the immune system) starts attacking tissues of the own body. In rheumatoid arthritis, the tissues around the wrist and other joints are affected in a way that causes pain and eventually bone erosion. It is known to affect the day-to-day life of patients suffering from this autoimmune arthritis. Regular exercises and physiotherapy along with other treatments is recommended for the patients.

Treatments and therapy, thankfully, have significantly improved over the years for arthritis patients. There are various pain relief treatments available and with the right medication, patients depict no signs of an active disease. One of the more novel pain-relief therapy methods used is cold therapy. Think about it: we’ve been using ice to soothe our stubbed toe or sprained ankle since times unknown. Cold therapy works in a similar manner and is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. It decreases swelling and pain, thus making arthritic joints function and feel better. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, cold therapy decreases swelling by vasoconstriction – which simply means constriction of blood vessels to decrease the blood flow and block pain.

Cold therapy also stimulates sensory receptors that help transmission of pain impulses through the nerves. Using BioFrost’s cold therapy products, one can numb the pain and get on with their day. It can also be used instead of ice, as it works better without the cons and hassles of an ice pack. The cooling properties of menthol penetrate through the skin and immediately send soothing nerve signals to your brain, inhibiting the pain signals.

Pain shouldn’t bring you down and hold you back from doing more. With BioFrost, don’t let arthritis overpower your dreams.

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