Anatomy of the elbow
The elbow ensures the lower arm can bend at the upper arm, but also plays its part in the rotation of the lower arm.
The elbow is a complex and fragile joint; the golf and tennis elbow is only one example. The cartilage at both ends is very thin, and the tendons are relatively weak as well. The ligaments provide most of the sturdiness, but even the ligaments can fail when facing overload or injury.
cTreatment for elbow injuries
Operations and injuries to the elbow joint obviously result in swelling and pain. This means that the mobility of the joint – bending, stretching and rotating the lower arm – is severely limited. This can cause a lot of troubles during daily activities or sports.
Correctly cooling the region of the injury makes sure that the pain and swelling are limited as much as possible. It also ensures that the revalidation process, the physiotherapy sessions can start sooner.
The cooling itself must be very precise in order to avoid tissue damage and cold burns, as well as limit the pain and swelling. This accurate cooling can only ensue when different factors are taken into account: The length of cooling, correct temperature, the thickness of the subcutaneous fat layer or the volume of the joint and the specific requirements of the phase of recovery are just a few of those factors.
The cTreatments developed by Waegener for the different recovery phases ensure that the cooling occurs in a correct and safe manner. The specific protocols different for every phase of recovery ensures – together with the accuracy of the cServer – an optimal recovery. Basic cooling systems without computerized protocols provide few or no results – in many cases they even have a negative influence on the recovery.
The negative effects related to an inflammation reaction lasts about three weeks. By using cTreatment during the entire period, the pain and swelling is limited, resulting in a faster recovery and a more comfortable patient.