Pain management

Everyone feels some kind of pain from time to time. Pain is the most common symptom of potentially thousands of injuries, diseases, disorders, and conditions you can experience in your lifetime. It can also result from treatments for conditions and diseases. Pain can last a short time and go away when you heal (acute pain). Or it can also last for months or years (chronic pain).

What is pain management?

Pain management specialists help you regulate pain with medications, procedures, exercises, and therapy. To reduce or relieve pain, your provider may recommend one approach or a combination of several. You may receive care in a pain clinic, provider’s office, or hospital.

Following an injury, you’ve probably been advised to use ice, heat, or both. Depending on the injury, both hot and cold therapies offer advantages to aid pain relief. How do you know which one is best for you? The suggestions below can help you decide.

COLD THERAPY

  • Use cold to aid acute pain and new
    injuries that are swollen and inflamed, such as sprains and recent tissue damage. Apply cold to the injured area.
  • For chronic tissue injuries, apply cold followed by compression after a
    workout.

After surgery, cold therapy may be an
alternative to prescription opioids to help reduce pain, swelling, edema, and muscle spasms, as well as improve range of motion

HEAT THERAPY

  • Heat may be better for chronic pain, muscle spasms, joint pain, or an injury more than 24 to 48 hours old. Heat stimulates blood flow and helps relax tight muscles.

After surgery, cold therapy may be an
alternative to prescription opioids to help reduce pain, swelling, edema, and muscle spasms, as well as improve range of motion

COMBINATION THERAPY

  • A combination of heat and cold can be used after a recent injury to help keep swelling down and increase circulation.

  • For muscle tears or strains, start with ice and move on to heat when the inflammation has reduced.

  • Apply ice or heat for no longer than 10-20 minutes at a time.

BENEFITS OF COMBINED COLD & COMPRESSION THERAPY 

  • Significantly helps reduce postoperative pain scores after TKA, ACL reconstruction, and wrist arthroscopy.
  • Showed a significant decrease in VAS and decreased use of pain medication when compared to conventional icepacks aiding post-operative arthroscopic procedures.
  • After ACL reconstruction, showed improved ROM immediately, decreased VAS, and decreased edema.
  • Cold therapy is an affordable, easy-touse, and effective treatment to aid in pain management.
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ACTIVE CRYOTHERAPY
Rapidly circulating ice water continuously, consistently and comfortably cools the affected area to effectively reduce edema (swelling), muscle spasms and pain.
INTERMITTENT COMPRESSION
Pneumatic compression mimics natural muscle contractions to gently eliminate edema and stimulate the circulation of oxygenated blood.
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Anatomically designed wraps surround the affected body part, increasing surface area and contact for more effective cryotherapy.
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Faster, deeper, longer-lasting cooling means safer treatments, with minimized risk of frostbite and proven reductions in opioid painkiller use.

What are the advantages of pain management?

A comprehensive pain management plan can help you feel better physically and mentally. Although it isn’t always possible to find total relief from pain, you may be able to reduce pain or learn to respond to it in a different way. Many people with chronic pain enjoy a better quality of life with a pain management program.

Other pain management solutions:

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current.

The TENS unit or TENS machine is a form of pain relief that utilises electronic impulses applied via electrodes. These impulses cause a tingling sensation which can mask some types of pain and promote the production of endorphins in the body. The TENS unit is controlled by a handheld device and has been found effective for treating joint pain, muscle soreness, chronic back pain, labour contractions, and even migraines. Most insurance plans will cover a home TENS unit if it is prescribed by your physician. In order to use the TENS unit at home, it's important to set up your electrode pads correctly and replace them as needed.

Our top products for pain management


DonJoy Iceman cold therapy system

CryoCuff Pads

AirCast Cryo cuff cooler

Compex SP 2.0 muscle stimulator

Biofreeze Professional Pain Relief Gel

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