We’ve all experienced injuries at one point or another and they can occur in a multitude of different places: the gym, the track, out on the field and even at home! Cold Compression Therapy is an ideal and innovative way to help you heal faster and more efficiently than some long traditional techniques. The practice is seeing a huge increase in use amongst athletes and sports physicians alike.

When cold temperatures are combined with either dynamic or static compression - most commonly achieved with “Wraps” such as our Eureka Physiocare Cold Compression Therapy Shoulder Wrap - we witness a reduction in pain and swelling in any type of injury that causes swelling and inflammation. Be that muscle tears, sprains or strains. Correctly restricting the blood flow to the injured area by the right amount narrows the blood vessels and reduces pain without restricting flow too much whilst the compression works to reduce swelling by forcing injured areas to pump built-up fluids away from the point of injury.

Used to help calm muscle spasms, soothe nerve endings and in some cases minimise bruising; Cold Compression Therapy encourages quick and productive healing in a wide range of afflictions such as muscle, ligament and tendon injuries. There are plenty of options available to you when undertaking Cold Compression Therapy with a variety of different types of wraps for different injuries. The Eureka Physiocare Cold Compression Ankle Wrap for example is perfect for injuries sustained whilst running, playing sports or however you have sustained an injury.

How Can Cold Compression Therapy Benefit You?

There are a variety of benefits when it comes to Cold Compression Therapy with a lot of medical and sports experts agreeing that it is one of the more effective ways to treat musculoskeletal pain and injuries.

· Reduction in swelling – By forcing the body to circulate built-up fluids away from afflicted areas rather than allowing it to settle and accumulate in one spot you’ll witness a lower rate of swelling and a stimulation of blood flow

· Pain reduction – Cold Compression provides an analgesic painkilling effect - similar to that of over-the-counter drugs such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin - reducing pain and reducing the need for medication

· Increased muscle repair time – When injuries are treated with a cold compress, such as our Eureka Physiocare Cold Compression Knee Wrap, the movement of blood flow and fluids promotes more oxygen and nutrients circulated to the injured area. This increases muscle recovery time allowing for a higher rate of musculoskeletal repair

Now that you know the basics about how Cold Compression Therapy works and how it will benefit you in your injury recovery it’s important to find the right type of treatment that will benefit you. We have a variety of different Cold Compression Therapy Wraps ideal for different types of injuries. If you’d like to know more about how our products can work for you and how we’re always looking for the most effective treatments, sign up to our Eureka Physiocare newsletter or visit The Physiocare Blog to keep up-to-date with everything that’s happening.


Whilst prepared by our product specialists in conjunction with leading and independent therapists, the information we provide is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances or financial position. It should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. Whilst we make reasonable efforts to ensure the information presented to you is complete and accurate, we do not guarantee any results, outcomes and examples are for illustrative purposes only. You should consult with a qualified professional prior to relying on any information contained in this document as circumstances, requirements and expectations will vary from person to person and business to business.