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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ice Massage Needed for Athletic Injuries: Try Cryocup

Ice massage is a necessary part of athletic injuries. Remember RICE treatment for acute injuries: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Ice application or soaking is a normal part of the acute and chronic injuries. Ice reduces inflammation, relaxes muscle spasms, improves range of motion by decreasing the swelling in tissue, and acts as an anesthetic to desensitize an area. Many of my patients are icing for months and months with their injuries. Please refer below to one of my original posts on the role of ice (especially concerning ice massage).

http://www.drblakeshealingsole.com/2010/04/ice-or-cold-therapy-helps-in-injury.html

Today I want to introduce a product which helps in the ice massage part of this treatment. For injuries which are fairly superficial, and involving a small area, ice massage for 5 minutes 2 or 3 times daily can be the best treatment. The Cryocup makes ice massage easier than trying to hold on to an ice cube, and more environmentally sound than using styrafoam or dixie cups to hold the ice.

Cryocup is 2 cups in one to initially be filled with water and then frozen.

One of the secrets of separating the 2 cups is to run the junction of the cups under warm water for 10 seconds or so.

When the cups are separated, you can easily hold on to the cup (instead of the ice) and ice the injured area(s).

2 comments:

  1. nurses shoes are the very best. i used to work on a conveyor belt a plus hours a day and they made a big difference. they don't have to be namebrand. i got mine at payless feet massager

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  2. This machine claims to send gentle bursts of current through your footsies. I dunno if I like the idea of zapping myself, but if it sounds good to you, be my guest best foot massager

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