Cryochap with tendons

Easing localised pain

Using Cryochaps could also ease any localised pain in a horse’s legs.Local analgesic benefits are believed to result when tissues are cooled to between 10°C and 15°C or when skin temperature decreases to < 13.6°C. When using Cryochaps external skin temperatures reach < 13.6° C The cooling, analgesic, and rewarming effects of ice massage on…

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

CRYOCHAPS V WATER BOOT

How much heat would you want to take out of your horses’ leg if it was 42°C after a heavy exercise work out? Do you go for ease of use and dunk some water boots into a bucket of water? A study was completed to look at heat removed after 30 mins from a phantom…

WATER BOOT V WETTING LEG

Can you spot the difference in temperatures between the two legs before and after application of a cold water boot and just wetting a leg sporadically over 30 mins? Answer – There is no difference! The cold water boot does not reduce and maintain low temperatures, in fact, it has the same effects as simply…

WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE WHEN COOLING?

Decreasing temperatures such that they could have an anti-inflammatory effect internally or bring back to body temperature (37-38°C) which a horse is designed to do of its own accord? One of the main purported benefits of cold treatment is the associated reduction in tissue metabolism, cell activity, and enzyme reactions.(1,2) Meaning you are preventing or…