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Ice is an effective and natural pain killer and anti-inflammatory.

Ice should be applied over the inflamed area in the acute or early stages of your problem. (See below for application)

Whenever you experience swelling, redness or sharp / stabbing pain it is generally considered best to apply ice. Repeat until symptoms ease – usually for 24 – 48 hours.

Following this you should alternate with ice and heat. If in doubt, contact your Osteopath.

APPLICATION

Place ice cubes in a plastic bag or use a professionally prepared ice pack.

Place a damp face washer or tea towel over the problem area then place the ice pack on the material covering.

The first application should be as follows:-

10 minutes on
10 minutes off

10 minutes on
10 minutes off

10 minutes on

Then during waking hours, apply the ice pack every 2 hours, or as indicated by your Osteopath.

Heat is an effective therapy for reducing muscular tension and pain and is best used AFTER the initial inflammation has subsided.

N.B. If you do not have ice immediately available, then use a pack of frozen peas or similar item.

For further information, or to consult with one of our skilled Osteopaths you can use the Contact Us or Appointment Request buttons at the top or bottom of this page, call our Westmead practice on (02) 9635 8444, or visit Westmead Osteopathic Clinic‘s state of the art Osteopathy clinic at 111 Hawkesbury Road in Westmead.

 

Westmead Osteopathic Clinic

111 Hawkesbury Road
Westmead, NSW 2145
Australia
Phone: (02) 9635 8444

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