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Ice can help decrease pain, swelling, and inflammation that
can result from injury and from some conditions such as arthritis. Ice massage
is a quick and easy way to get the benefits of ice.
You can use an
ice cube, but it's easier to use an "ice cup" for ice massage.
Other Works Consulted
Basford JR, Baxter GD (2010). Therapeutic physical agents. In WR Frontera et al., eds., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, 5th ed., vol. 2, pp. 1691–1712. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Current as ofJune 4, 2014
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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