*** Office Is Open ***
Click Here For New Office Procedures and Consent Form
Part 2: To Ice or Not To Ice
If you’ve ever twisted an ankle or strained your back, you probably iced it right away because doctors and physical therapists almost always recommend the RICE approach – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Allopathic medicine says that ice halts the inflammation process associated with an acute injury and reduces the pain.
But is correct and the best way to treat an injury? The Journal of Emergency Medicine says there is insufficient evidence that ice helps injury, and the American Journal of Sports Medicine explains that ice causes a backup of lymph, which pumps back into the area of the injury, causing more swelling and even slower healing.
Icing an area reduces nerve conduction, initially fighting pain but ultimately slowing down the body’s healing response. Our bodies also use inflammation in complex ways to remove damaged cells and initiate the healing process. Despite the information against using ice, “To ice or not to ice?” is a question we ask every time we get injured or feel pain. Read More
For previous entries, please visit the Blog
For information related to Covid-19, see my Coronavirus blog posts:
4/23/20 Coronavirus: A Good Recovery
3/27/20 Coronavirus: Keep Your Lungs Healthy
3/27/20 Coronavirus: Thermometer Tips
3/12/20 Coronavirus: What You Should Be Doing
1/26/20 Coronavirus: 10 Early Symptoms