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Posts Tagged ‘ice pack’

Ice Pack

Ice Pack

Ice packs are an effective treatment option for knee osteoarthritis for several reasons.  Ice will decrease swelling in the knee.  Also, cold therapy will slow the release of chemicals within the body that cause pain and inflammation.  Cold also reduces that ability of nerve endings to conduct pain impulses.  Ice will also limit the ability of muscles to reduce spasms.

An ice pack wrap is an effective means of delivering cold therapy to an arthritic knee.



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Ice Your Arthritis

Often times physicians will recommend cold therapy to treat the pain and swelling  associated with knee osteoarthritis.  Something as simple as an ice pack wrap can make your stiff and swollen joints feel a lot better.

Ice packs reduce swelling by constricting blood vessels and decreasing fluid build-up.  They can be uncomfortable when first applied, but in a short matter of time they can numb the deep aches by reducing the ability of nerve endings to conduct impulses.

An ice pack knee wrap is a great treatment option for osteoarthritis because you can strap an ice pack to your knee, allowing a degree of mobility while icing.