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A 21-year-old female asked:

will icing help with a runner's knee?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes, if new injury: Icing helps a newly injured knee that's inflamed [swelling, tender]. Apply ice 10 minutes at at time. You can wrap ice in a thin towel and put it on your knee. Another trick: rub the sore spot with an "ice pop": freeze water in a paper cup. Then peel the cup down as the ice melts. Hope you're feeling better!

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