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Is it possible for cold therapy devices to cause skin and nerve damage?
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If your speaking about a constant cold therapy device such as one of the ones which circulate cold water continuously or even a simple ice bath or ice pack, the answer is yes.
Take care to protect the skin and subcutaneous structures from damage by icing through a towel or facecloth, and limiting ice to 10-15 minutes. Consult your doctor, pt or atc as to the best method for your particular problem.

In brief: Yes
If your speaking about a constant cold therapy device such as one of the ones which circulate cold water continuously or even a simple ice bath or ice pack, the answer is yes.
Take care to protect the skin and subcutaneous structures from damage by icing through a towel or facecloth, and limiting ice to 10-15 minutes. Consult your doctor, pt or atc as to the best method for your particular problem.
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Dr. Stephen Daquino
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cold therapy
Exactly what kind of cold therapy devices are you asking about? Please be more specific so help can be given to you.

In brief: Cold therapy
Exactly what kind of cold therapy devices are you asking about? Please be more specific so help can be given to you.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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