Is Ice Really The Answer?
One of the most common questions get asked as an Osteopath is about the use of ice and heat for an injury so I’ve written a quick guide on ice bellow that should hopefully help. I will write a similar post on heat in the next few weeks.
When to use ice or cryotherapy:
When to NOT to use ice:
How to use ice:
How does ice work?
Ice mainly acts as an analgesic (pain relief). It can numb nerve endings and reduce painful swelling caused by inflammation. There is some evidence to suggest that using ice may also speed the healing process.