So, you've been told to ice your injury - big deal, how's that gonna help? Ice is a little miracle worker when it come to healing, here's why: • Pain reduction.
• Decreases swelling.
• Localises inflammation.
• Lowers the temperature. • Constricts blood vessels - keeping secondary injuries such as bruising to a minimum. Use a gel ice pack or bag of frozen peas (wrapped up in a cloth), cooling sprays are very popular but don't penetrate any further than the skin - avoid th