Cryotherapy should be avoided if any of the following apply to you:

 Contraindications for Cryotherapy to include pregnancy

Contraindications for Cryotherapy to include pregnancy

  • Pregnancy
  • Untreated or elevated blood pressure (blood pressure above 180/95 mmHg)
  • An acute heart attack, or a heart attack within the past 6 months
  • Unstable angina pectoris: chest pain that occurs without direct cause and will not simply cease by itself (imminent heart attack)
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiovascular diseases in which symptoms are present
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • A pacemaker
  • Intermittent claudication (also called peripheral arterial disease)
  • Venous thrombosis: a blood clot in the veins
  • Acute cerebral hemorrhage or a stroke in the past
  • Epileptic seizures
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome
  • Lung conditions in which symptoms are present
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Severe anemia
  • Claustrophobia (fear of small or confined spaces)
  • Cold allergy
  • Persons younger than 18 years old (parental consent is required for treatment)
  • Acute kidney diseases and acute disorders of the urinary tract