What is Cryotherapy?

Category: Procedures


Cryotherapy (Cold Therapy) is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy or the removal of heat from a body part or whole body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Human papillomavirus infection 8 1
Pain 5 5
Prostate cancer 2 2
Actinic keratosis 1 1
Granuloma annulare 1 0
Overwhelming fatigue 1 1

Show all 10 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cryotherapy

Side effect Patients
Cold sensations (coldness) 2
Abdominal cramps 1
Eye pain 1
Light sensitivity (photophobia) 1
Redness 1


Based on patients currently having Cryotherapy

Dosage Patients
every other week 2
one time 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Cryotherapy

Oct 2, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for overwhelming fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cold sensations (coldness))
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Advice & Tips: Whole Body Cryotherapy has significantly reduced spacticiity and has increased my energy level. My walking was getting worse and I thought I would be using my wheelchair for any walking. I don't use my chair for most activities now. I still work, so after work I would just rest and had zero energy by the end of the day. My energy level is back to where it was two or three years ago. ADVICE: TRY IT!
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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