Hot and cold therapy
Introducing the hot and cold therapy range from RUNNING INJURY. Cold therapy can be ideal for acute injuries, where you’ve experienced sudden, sharp injuries that occurred quickly and caused pain. In these cases, cold therapy can reduce the swelling and pain. Heat is generally used for chronic injuries, which can be slow to develop and might not be associated with constant pain, and is often used to alleviate sore or stiff muscle or joint pain. Browse our wide range below for the best products from the leading brands in the running injury field.
You'll find some great running products in the Hot and cold therapy category at RUNNINGINJURY. Take a look at these brands: 66fit, Aids 4 mobility, Aircast, Arcticblast, Armadillo, C.m.s medical, Chattannoga, Chattanooga, Chattanooga group, Chattnooga, Crest medical, Deep freeze, Firstaid4sport, Homedics, Hotpac. Please drop us a line if you can't find the product you're after.
Our range of hot and cold therapy products can play a key role in supporting your recovery. Cold therapy, which should be used for acute injuries, can reduce the swelling and pain. It can help treat runner suffering from overuse injuries or pain. Where that pain increases after running, the application of cold therapy to the injured area at the end of the run can mitigate or completely prevent inflammation.
By contrast, heat is generally used for chronic injuries, which can be slow to develop and might not be associated with constant pain. Heat can also play an important role for injuries where there is no inflammation or swelling, and is often used to alleviate sore or stiff muscle or joint pain.
Heat is great for using before exercise. It can stimulate the flow of blood, as well as raise the elasticity of joint connective tissues. It can also relax tight muscles.
After running, though, cold therapy is typically more appropriate for dealing with a chronic injury. And it is important to note that heat is not something that should be applied to acute injuries and where there are signs of inflammation. It’s also worth bearing in mind the risk of burns. That can easily be avoided through sensible precautions, as you would expect. It makes sense to apply heat therapy for limited periods at a time – say 15 to 20 minutes. It’s also wise to ensure sufficient layers between the heat product and your skin.