Combined cryotherapy and compression improves Achilles tendon microcirculation
Midportion Achilles Tendon Microcirculation After Intermittent Combined Cryotherapy and Compression Compared With Cryotherapy Alone- A Randomized TrialAm J Sports Med. 2008 Nov;36(11):2128-38. Epub 2008 Jul 18.
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60 healthy volunteers were randomized to receive three 10-minute intermittent applications of either combined cryotherapy/compression or cryotherapy alone. Improved tendon oxygenation resulted from the tendon preconditioning by combined cryotherapy and compression with significantly increased tendon oxygen saturation during recovery, in comparison to cryotherapy alone. Both the treatments led to a...
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