The FlowBoot can also be used for cold compression therapy. Apply the boot as a cold wrap by soaking it in ice water or freeze the boot then wrap tightly with Lycra spandex wrap.
Equal cold with compression is very effective post workouts. Cold compression therapy is commonly used to minimize damage following injury or surgery, and to help horses heal faster during rehabilitation. Cold compression therapy benefits include:
- Decreased pain
- Decreased muscle spasms
- Decreased tissue damage
- Decreased swelling
When a horse sustains an injury, there is always a risk for inflammation and tissue damage. Research shows that cold compression therapy can shorten recovery time by as much as 50%.
Use cold compression therapy when your horse experiences:
- Sore tendons and muscles surrounding joints
- Sore feet
- Inflammation around the feet
For more information about when to use cold compression therapy, consult your equine veterinarian.