Always keep a cloth between your and the ice pack, and press firmly against all the curves of the affected area. Do not apply ice for longer than 15 to 20 minutes at a time, and do not fall asleep with the ice on your skin.
Ice packs are often used after injuries such as an have occurred. early and often for the first 48 hours will help minimize swelling. Decreasing swelling around an injury will help to control the pain.
Ice packs and heat pads are among the most commonly used treatments in orthopedics. So which one is the right one to use for your injury, ice or heat? And how long should the ice or heat treatments last? Read on for information about treatment of injuries with ice packs and heating pads.
Not too long ago I was given antibiotics for a throbbing volcano of pain commonly referred to as a toothache. Thanks to a late diagnosis, the medicine was taking several days to kick in. I was visiting my parents at the time and my mom had a big ole flexible ice pack that soon became a permanent attachment to my face.
|Noun||1.||ice pack - a waterproof bag filled with ice: applied to the body (especially the head) to cool or reduce swelling|
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
|2.||ice pack - a large expanse of floating ice |
ice - the frozen part of a body of water