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Research Article, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Traditional Cryotherapy Treatments are More Effective than Game Ready� on Medium Setting at Decreasing Sinus Tarsi Tissue Temperatures in Uninjured Subjects

Jeremy Hawkins1*, Joseph Shurtz2 and Chad Spears3
1Illinois State University, USA
2Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA
3George Washington University, USA
Corresponding author : Jeremy Hawkins, Ph.D
ATC, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5120, Normal, IL 61761, USA
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 04, 2012 Accepted: September 20, 2012 Published: September 22, 2012
Citation: Hawkins J, Shurtz J, Spears C (2012) Traditional Cryotherapy Treatments are More Effective than Game Ready® on Medium Setting at Decreasing Sinus Tarsi Tissue Temperatures in Uninjured Subjects. J Athl Enhancement 1:2. doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000101

Abstract

Traditional Cryotherapy Treatments are More Effective than Game Ready® on Medium Setting at  Decreasing Sinus Tarsi Tissue Temperatures in Uninjured Subjects

The daily application of cryotherapy for orthopedic injury pain management is a common practice in clinical settings. McCaffery reported in 1979 that cryotherapy was the most effective, yet underutilized modality for pain [1]. This underutilization of cryotherapy for pain management may be in part due to unclear relationship between cryotherapy application and orthopedic injury pain. Our purpose was to compare the cooling potential of Game Ready® with ice with compression and a slush bucket, at comparable pressures. We believed that ice with compression would cool the tissue the most, followed by the slush bucket, and Game Ready®.

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