Why Neoprene

Did you know why Neoprene was chosen to use as the compression outer sleeve of Cryochaps? Neoprene has one of the lowest thermal diffusivity, this means that it protects the gel ice inner from hot external temperatures preventing the environment from heating the Cryochaps up and making sure as much of the cold as possible…

Ice AND Compression

Why is the Cryochaps compression sleeve so important? Tissues become significantly colder when using ice and compression rather than just ice alone. Compression may cause an improved contact between the skin and Cyrochap. Compression reduces blood flow, and less warm blood can flow through the area. Combined with the cold Cryochap, this reduces the ability…

Maintaining low temperatures

Cryochaps maintain low leg temps up to an hour after removal. Using thermal imaging an hour after removing a Cryochap from a leg and comparing to a leg that has had no Cyrochap applied, there is a always a difference. The Cryochap leg being considerably cooler every time. #CRYOCHAPS #NoLegNoHorse #MakeLegsLastLonger

Compression on the fetlock

Use Compression where you need it, remember to fit that bottom strap around not under the fetlock.Compression is highly important around the main body of the fetlock to cover the suspensory branch and annular ligament, so remember when fixing that bottom strap, go around the fetlock not under. #CRYOCHAPS #MakeLegsLastLonger #NoLegsNoHorse

Quick to cool

Cryochaps quickly cool surface leg temperatures to under 10 degrees. The below graph shows how, after the application of Cryochaps, there is a rapid change in temperature between the Cryochap and the leg. This external change in temperature has been seen in studies to create beneficial internal cooling. #CRYOCHAPS #NoLegNoHorse #MakeLegsLastLonger

The heating effect of boots & bandages

Do you know the effects of wearing bandages on the temperature of your legs? We’ve put together a video to highlight the rise in temperature as your horse changes gait when wearing a bandage. Using boots and bandages is common practice cooling the legs as quickly as possible may help minimise any damage. Using ice-cold…

Age and Injury

The risk of injury to the lower leg in horses is well documented to increase with age (1). This is due to an accumulation of minor injuries that often go unnoticed over the years, as well as the tendons and ligaments stiffening with age, so they become less stretchy, therefore more likely to suffer injury…

Why use Cryochaps every day after work?

After the Cryochaps competition it was interesting to note that even in trot, the tendons and ligaments can achieve ultimate stretch and hence the flexion of the fetlocks are at their limit. Pushing to these limits causes microtears and inflammation, therefore Cryochaps are a handy way to add cooling and compression to target any niggles…