Cold compression

Jenn Hartmann

Cold compression or vasopneumatic compression is a method of decreasing the healing time of an injury and speeding up the body’s recovery after a trauma.  The decrease in temperature decreases swelling and interrupts the inflammatory process.  The compression helps to move existing inflammatory swelling out of the tissue and eliminate metabolic waste.  The net effect of adding localized cold with localized compression is a decrease in stiffness and aching while increasing the speed of tissue recovery.