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How can cold therapy heal injuries faster?

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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Injury

Cold therapy ios best within the first 24 hours of an injury.
The cold acts to numb the area, reducing pain. Additionally, the cold serves to reduce immediate inflammation due to an injury. Beyond 24 hours, however, warmth is a better means of dealing with muscular injuries.

In brief: Injury

Cold therapy ios best within the first 24 hours of an injury.
The cold acts to numb the area, reducing pain. Additionally, the cold serves to reduce immediate inflammation due to an injury. Beyond 24 hours, however, warmth is a better means of dealing with muscular injuries.
Dr. David Wishnew
Dr. David Wishnew
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
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In brief: Chillin' out

Ice can help reduce inflammation and provide pain relief.
You can apply for 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.

In brief: Chillin' out

Ice can help reduce inflammation and provide pain relief.
You can apply for 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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