Compression Ice Boots for Horses | Horse Tendon Injury Icing

Cryochaps compression ice boots for horses can be used after injury, including a horse tendon injury. Use Cryochaps post-injury to help reduce pain and inflammation.

Using Ice and Compression After Injury:

Our compression ice boots cover all major structures in the lower leg

Our ice boots provide cooling and compression

Ice and compression reduces swelling and pain

Ice and compression promotes recovery and healing

Using Cryochaps Compression Ice Boots After Horse Tendon Injuries

Horse tendon injuries, including injury to the suspensory ligament, are common. Many horse owners will have experienced the time consuming process of having to hose down an injury to take the heat and swelling out. Cold hosing is proven to have a beneficial effect. However, adding Cryochaps to the injury routine will give an extra cold hit. In addition to this, the compression can help target the inflammation. Our compression ice boots for horses provide both ice and compression to help relieve pain caused by leg injuries. 

The Theory Behind Using Our Compression Ice Boots for Horse Injuries

Applying our compression ice boots for horses after a tendon injury decreases leg temperatures. Decreasing leg temperatures reduces internal bleeding to the injury site by vasoconstriction. Consequently, swelling is reduced.

Reducing horse leg temperature using Cryochaps is like applying an ice pack to a human injury, which has been found to:

Reduce pain by raising the pain threshold, thus overriding the pain sensation

Decreases the rate of metabolism, hence reducing the inflammatory response

Decreases nerve transmission in pain fibres and causes endorphin release

Compression can also help minimise swelling

Cryochaps compression ice boots for horses cover major ligaments and tendons from the proximal suspensory ligament right down to the suspensory branch and annular ligament. Swelling after injury tracks up as well as down, so Cryochaps give you full coverage of the lower leg. As well as the essential cold therapy, our ice cooling boots for horses also provide the compression required in recovery.

Cryochaps ice boots are a great idea for every horse owner’s medical kit. They have been designed to be symmetrical so they will fit any leg. Please seek advice from your vet before using Cryochaps for injury.

Cryochap with tendons