When it comes to muscle pain from sustaining an injury or a medical condition symptom, there are different treatment options that can help. Treatments like contrast therapy, and heat and vibration therapy can reduce your pain and help you regain mobility and function of the affected area.
Contrast therapy as well as vibration and heat therapy can all be used to help decrease the symptoms that are interfering with your quality of life. At REPAIR SI, we use specialized equipment to apply the proper temperature and pressure to your affected muscles so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
What Is Contrast Therapy?
Contrast therapy refers to the alternation of hot and cold modalities as a way to decrease the symptoms of an injury and accelerate the recovery process. It’s often used to treat athletes who have had a muscle injury.
The cold treatment causes vasoconstriction, which means that the capillaries contract and narrow to reduce inflammation by decreasing blood flow. The heat treatment does the opposite, as it causes the capillaries to expand, or vasodilation. This process helps to provide nutrients to the affected area so that it can move along the healing process.
The benefits of contrast therapy include:
- Reduced pain and inflammation.
- Improved range of motion.
- Increased muscle strength.
At REPAIR SI, we have equipment that allows you to cycle through cold and heat to help you heal from your injuries.
What Is Vibration & Heat Therapy?
Even though they are two separate treatments, vibration and heat are often used in tandem to alleviate sore and stiff muscles. Heat massages are an example of how vibration and heat can work together to help alleviate your muscle pain and improve your range of motion.
Vibration therapy devices are often used after strenuous exercise. The vibrations can stimulate the muscles, which will help to reduce soreness. Vibration therapy can also increase muscle strength, dexterity and flexibility.
Vibration therapy can be combined with heat therapy. By applying heat to the muscles, you can help to alleviate joint and muscle pain by improving blood circulation to the affected area.
At REPAIR SI, we use equipment that combines vibration and heat therapy to help reduce your muscle soreness and assist with the healing process.
REPAIR SI Offers Contrast, Heat and Vibration Therapy
When your muscles are sore or have sustained an injury, it can cause reduced mobility that interferes with your quality of life. But with the help of contrast therapy, as well as heat and vibration therapy, you can help to heal your muscles and return to your normal physical activities. If you’re an athlete who has sustained a muscle injury, these therapy treatments can get you back in the game.
At REPAIR SI, we have specialized equipment for these therapy treatments to help reduce your pain and increase your mobility.