Entries by GoCryo

Effects of whole-body cryotherapy in the management of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.

OBJECTIVE: To compare 2 different treatment approaches, physical therapy modalities, and joint mobilization versus whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) combined with physical therapy modalities and joint mobilization, for symptoms of adhesive capsulitis (AC) of the shoulder. DESIGN: A randomized trial. SETTING: Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with AC of the shoulder (N=30). INTERVENTION: Patients were randomly assigned to 2 […]

The effects of whole-body cryotherapy and melatonin supplementation on total antioxidative status and some antioxidative enzymes in multiple sclerosis patients

Oxidative stress is an important factor which contribute to the pathogenesis of lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS). Whole body cryotherapy (WBCT) is often used in treatment neurological and orthopedic diseases. THE AIM, MATERIAL AND METHODS: The aim of this study was to determinate the level of total antioxidative status (TAS) in plasma and activity of […]

Influence of the ten sessions of the whole body cryostimulation on aerobic and anaerobic capacity

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of whole body cryostmulation on aerobic and anaerobic capacities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To test the hypothesis that whole body cryostimulation improves physical capacity, thirty subjects (fifteen males and fifteen females) undertook two ergocycle trials before and after the ten sessions of cryogenic chamber treatment. […]

Cryotherapy decreases histamine levels in the blood of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

INTRODUCTION: Conventional physiotherapy (electrotherapy. magnetic fields). kinesitherapy, and whole-body cryotherapy (plus kinesitherapy) are used to relieve pain and inflammation or to improve function in rheumatic diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different physiotherapies and cryotherapy on biochemical blood parameters of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIALS […]

Does whole body cryotherapy sessions of have influence on white blood cell count, level of IL6 and total oxidative and antioxidative status in healthy men?

The influence of extremely low temperatures on the human body and physiological reactions are not fully recognized. It has been postulated that cryotherapy could modify immunological reactions, leukocytes mobilization and levels of cytokines. The aim of this research was to estimate the influence of a ten sessions 3-min-long exposures to cryogenic temperature (-130 degrees C) […]

Whole-body cryotherapy in patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease. A prospective study

BACKGROUND: As yet, whole-body cryotherapy is especially used for the therapy of chronic inflammatory arthritis. An analgetic effect has been described in several studies. However, only few data exist concerning the long-term effects of this therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (n • 48), and ankylosing spondylitis (n • […]

Whole-body cryotherapy as adjunct treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders.

INTRODUCTION: Rheumatism has been treated using whole-body cryotherapy (WBCT) since the 1970s. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of WBCT as an experimental, adjunctive method of treating depressive and anxiety disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A control (n=34) and a study group (n=26), both consisting of outpatients 18-65 years old with depressive […]

Influence of whole body cryotherapy on depressive symptoms – preliminary report.

BACKGROUND: Cryotherapy has a long tradition in somatic medicine. Yet we know very little about its impact on psyche and mood disturbances in particular. Therefore there is a real need for scientific investigations into this problem. OBJECTIVE: The study reported here was an initial approach to whole-body cryotherapy (WBCT) as a potential treatment modality for […]

5 Potential Benefits of Cryotherapy, Including Pain Relief

More than 550,000 whole-body cryotherapy sessions have been performed around the world since 2011. Cryotherapy has become an increasingly trendy “therapy” in recent years in the alternative healthcare space. Even well-known celebrities and athletes, like LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal, have reported using cryotherapy to support exercise recovery and performance. While cryotherapy might seem like a novel and exciting […]

Whole-Body Cryotherapy in Athletes: From Therapy to Stimulation.

Nowadays, whole-body cryotherapy is amedical physical treatment widely used in sports medicine. Recovery from injuries (e.g., trauma, overuse) and after-season recovery are the main purposes for application. However, the most recent studies confirmed the anti-inflammatory, anti-analgesic, and anti-oxidant effects of this therapy by highlighting the underlying physiological responses. In addition to its therapeutic effects, whole-body […]