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Putting Ice on injured tissue

Posted by on April 8, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (4672)

Putting ice on injured tissue is needed within minutes of injury or when the area is slightly reinjured.  The basis for using ice on the injury should be seen from the functional standpoint (what it is doing on the cellular level!).  The inflammation that occurs is a good thing, meaing the injured tissue is being recycled, removed, and then replaced hopefully with functional tissue.  The Ice is needed to slow or impede the swelling that occurs leading to the stretching and tearing of the surrounding tissue causing more tissue damage.  So when it comes to Icing an area, this will lessen secondary tissue damage caused by the swelling, which could hasten recovery time.:)


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