How do injuries occur?

Often we hear of horses with tendon or suspensory injuries, however did you know it is rare for these to occur from a one-off incident. The most common injuries affect the lower leg. What happens is these tendons and ligaments suffer tiny micro tears, the body usually repairs these but some are not given the…

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The Demands of Dressage

Dressage is one of the most physically demanding disciplines for a horse. Lateral movements and even circles cause the joints to twist with uneven forces. The level of collection and increased engagement required puts extra pressure on the hindlimbs. After a hard schooling session, applying Cryochaps cools the legs and gives all the benefits of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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