Thermotherapy is the application of heat over an injury or area of the body that is in the stage of healing and recovery. These heat applications are commonly used in conjunction with other veterinary treatments, and are very successful in providing pain relief, increasing circulation, increasing tissue extensibility, and promoting relaxation.
At Essex Animal Hospital, we use thermotherapy after the initial stage of inflammation, which is typically felt up to 72 hours after an injury. Thermotherapy is highly beneficial in reducing pain and inflammation, and it promotions increased blood flow and metabolic healing.
If your pet is suffering from pain, inflammation, or limited mobility please call us at (519) 776-7325 to discuss the benefits of thermotherapy.