cold therapy

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cold therapy

A general term for the use of ice or cold compresses for therapeutic purposes; locally applied ice increases the circulation and relieves pain, and is of use in acute trauma. Practitioners of alternative therapies may advocate alternating ice and heat, as it is believed to “flush” a region with fresh blood.

cold ther·a·py

(kōld thār'ă-pē)
A type of care in which ice or cold water is applied to a body part.
Synonym(s): cryotherapy.
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Alternating heat and ice therapy can provide immediate relief of sciatic nerve pain.
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'I just need to fully rest and continue ice therapy for a week,' said Morado.
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strength and flexibility) which might be affected after ice therapy and in upper extremity dominant sports can be a scope for future research.
Conservatively management: Rest (avoiding aggravating activities), anti-inflammatory drugs, ice therapy, ultrasound therapy, TENS therapy, muscle strengthening knee exercises, taping of patella and in some by intralesional steroid infiltration.