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can ice heal sore finger bones?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Ice can reduce joint pain and swelling or tendon problems but not bone problems
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ice: Ice can potentially reduce swelling in a painful digit.
Answered on May 27, 2017
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Don't do it.: Ice freezing was such a great way to heal anything, I am sure your body would have thought about it and developed a mechanism to freeze anything sore.
Answered on May 25, 2017
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No.: Ice may help reduce swelling in the acute phase of an injury, but it does not cause healing.
Answered on May 26, 2017

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