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Can ice make swelling go down?

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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ice is the gold standard for initial treatment for swelling and should always be considered in a swollen joint.

In brief: Yes

Ice is the gold standard for initial treatment for swelling and should always be considered in a swollen joint.
Dr. Bryan Reuss
Dr. Bryan Reuss
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ice can help

Ice is a mainstay of initial treatment algorithms for swelling.
Other supportive treatments for swelling make up the term rice (rest, ice compression, and elevation).

In brief: Ice can help

Ice is a mainstay of initial treatment algorithms for swelling.
Other supportive treatments for swelling make up the term rice (rest, ice compression, and elevation).
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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