The first thing a person does once he gets an injury is to place ice packs on them to numb the pain. Ices have a tendency to numb the nerve temperatures and to reduce the nerve activity. This, in turn, reduces the swelling and helps in subsidizing the pain. This is one of the most common time-tested treatments and over a period has advanced medically into Cryotherapy or the Cold Therapy Treatment. As the name suggests the treatment involves using ice for healing. These include placing ice packs, ice massages, coolant sprays or a full body ice baths. Most of the sports injuries lead to swelling. There is no better treatment than to keep a pack of ice on the swollen joints. They are also commonly used in numbing pains in joints, spine, Lower back and arthritis. Cold-water therapy is also most often used where an injury is kept under running cold water. This causes the skin to get compressed and aids to stop the bleeding. If the pain or the swelling still exists after taking the cold therapy, then a general physician should be consulted. Ice-cold therapy machine is also available in the markets today. This is a type of device where a jet of cold water is sprayed in a compression pad. This pad is then placed on the wound for the healing process to begin. The type of treatments is mostly used in home and can be effective in curbing the pains and swelling.