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Benefits of Ice/Cold therapy

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Ice/Cold therapy

#Icetherapy is also known as #Cryotherapy. 🧊

It helps by reducing #inflammation and #swelling that causes #pain, especially around a #joint or a #tendon. It can temporarily reduce nerve activity, which can also relieve pain.

Best used after exercise or after pain-producing activity. 🤸⛹️‍♀️🤾‍♂️

How long to use Ice/Cold therapy? ⏳

- Smaller areas 3-5mins (eg: fingers)

- Larger areas 15-20mins (Eg: knee joints)

Frequency: Based on the severity and phase of injury. Kindly refer to your physical therapists for advice

How to use Ice/Cold therapy? 🤷‍♂️

Place a face or kitchen towel before applying the ice/cold pack to prevent frostbites



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