Cryochaps Ice Wraps for Horses | After Injury

Using Cryochaps Compression Ice Boots After Horse Leg Injuries

Horse tendon and ligament injuries, 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. Cryochaps can be added to the treatment of an injury alongside cold hosing, or can replace it. A published study reported results that Cryochaps are equal in effectiveness to cold hosing to lower temperatures. Cryochaps compression ice boots for horses will give an extra cold hit as well as some much needed compression to help reduce swelling.

The Theory Behind Using Our Compression Ice Boots for Horse Injuries

Applying Cryochaps ice wraps for horses after injury decreases leg temperatures.

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

  • Decreasing temperatures reduces internal bleeding to the injury site by vasoconstriction. Consequently, swelling is reduced.
  • Decreases the rate of metabolism, hence reducing the inflammatory response
  • Decreases nerve transmission in pain fibres and causes endorphin release which helps reduce the pain sensation
  • Compression can also help minimise swelling

Cryochaps compression ice boots for horses cover all major ligaments and tendons in the lower leg, 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 which could help in the 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.