cryo·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌkrī-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce cryotherapy (audio) \

Definition of cryotherapy

: the therapeutic use of cold especially : cryosurgery

Examples of cryotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Steam rooms, saunas, cold tubs and cryotherapy chambers will remain off limits. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers, Timbers resume voluntary workouts, nudging sports a small step toward normalcy during coronavirus crisis," 8 May 2020 Players will not be allowed to share towels, and teams will not be permitted to make steam rooms, saunas, cold tubs, oxygen chambers or cryotherapy chambers at the facilities available. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "NBA pushes back plan to reopen team facilities until May 8 at earliest," 27 Apr. 2020 At-home polar plunges do come at a far cheaper cost, though; depending on the area, entering a cryotherapy chamber could cost you about $75 a pop. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, "What actually works for muscle recovery—and what doesn’t," 17 Jan. 2019 At the end of a long day of skiing, while some click out of their bindings and head straight for a beer or three at the bar and a fireplace to warm up, others might head for a different, chillier kind of après-ski indulgence: cryotherapy. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "Instead of Hot Tubs, Skiers Are Turning to Cryotherapy for Après-Ski Fun," 15 Jan. 2020 Brown wouldn’t be the first athlete to have a mishap with cryotherapy. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Raiders’ Antonio Brown has foot blistering due to cryotherapy mishap, report says," 7 Aug. 2019 Brown wouldn’t be the first athlete to have a mishap with cryotherapy. Gary Peterson, The Denver Post, "Raiders receiver Antonio Brown has been missing practice due to frostbite, report says," 7 Aug. 2019 Mayfield jabbed Brown on Friday regarding his incident in a cryotherapy chamber as well as his helmet saga with the NFL. Michael Shapiro,, "Antonio Brown Says Lamar Jackson Should Have Been Drafted Before Baker Mayfield," 28 Sep. 2019 His confrontation with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock, problems with frostbitten feet after a cryotherapy session and grievances over being required to use a newer model helmet were well-chronicled during the series. Dan Loumena, Los Angeles Times, "Antonio Brown appears to have retired from NFL," 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cryotherapy

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryotherapy

cryo- + therapy (probably after French cryothérapie or German Kryotherapie)

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The first known use of cryotherapy was in 1926

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16 May 2020

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“Cryotherapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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cryo·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce cryotherapy (audio) \
plural cryotherapies

Medical Definition of cryotherapy

: the therapeutic use of cold especially : cryosurgery

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