Cold therapy is a type of physiotherapy with direct application of a cold pack or ice water immersion over an affected area for about 15 to 20 minutes, usually 2 to 3 times a day. The proportion of ice to water should be 1:1.
Also , Cold therapy is used to treat injuries at home, cold therapy refers to therapy with ice or gel packs that are usually kept in the freezer until needed. These remain one of the simplest, time-tested remedies for managing pain and swelling.
Cold therapy is useful especially when combined with adequate rest, proper care, correct posture and supplementary exercise after acute inflammation. It can help to speed up the recovery of many painful conditions. If in doubt, seek advice from a physiotherapist or health staff.