Ice is used after an injury to reduce swelling and decrease pain. Ice decreases blood flowto the injured tissue and reduces inflammation.
When should I use ice?
Ice should be used after an acute injury for the first 48 to 72 hours, or until the swelling goes away. For instance, if you have sprained your ankle 5 days ago but it is still swollen, you should still be using ice. Some injuries come fromoveruse. For example, you may have pain in your knees after running or in your elbow after playing golf or tennis. You should use ice after doing the activity that causes the discomfort.
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