Tendon injuries in horses are a common occurrence, so it’s useful to have a set of ice boots to hand in the event of an injury. This blog article outlines how using ice boots for tendon injuries in horses can be beneficial.
Why Ice After a Tendon Injury?
When your horse sustains a tendon or other soft tissue injury, the body releases an inflammatory response. This inflammatory response is designed to protect the injured area and commence the healing process. However, it also results in pain.
Using ice and compression in the event of a tendon injury helps to decrease leg temperatures. This reduces internal bleeding to the injury site, which in turn reduces swelling and pain.
Removing the ice and compression after 10-15 minutes can also help to kickstart the healing process as the blood is allowed to flow back into the affected area, helping to flush out toxins.
Using ice and compression during recovery can also be beneficial as it may help reduce the chance of re-injury and help reduce the chance of new injuries occurring.
Using Cryochaps Boots for Tendon Injuries in Horses
Cryochaps compression ice boots for horses can be used after exercise and after injury. The K2F ice boot provides full knee-to-fetlock coverage, which is ideal for icing the large tendons and other soft tissues in the lower leg. From the proximal suspensory ligament to the annular ligament, the Cryochaps K2F ice boot is designed to provide complete lower leg coverage.
The Cryochaps Absolute Wrap is a handy, versatile ice wrap designed especially for knees, hocks and fetlocks. This ice wrap is ideal for taking with you to the yard just in case your horse picks up an injury.
Cryochaps ice boots are designed to provide both ice and compression. Compression increases the effect of the ice, because it allows better cold transfer to the soft tissues.
Purchase Cryochaps Compression Ice Boots for Horses Today
The Cryochaps K2F ice boot and the Cryochaps Absolute Wrap are available to purchase via our online shop. The K2F comes as a front or hind pair, or as a quad set. The Absolute Wrap comes as a single wrap or a pair. Purchase Cryochaps today and be ready for when injury strikes.
Always seek veterinary advice.