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Ice Home Remedies

Ice is N-Ice

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SHKIRK

9/8/2014 2:27:36 PM

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As I was reading this article a student came in w/ a injury to her ankle. I/we always ice injuries so from experience I can say this is the way to go.

LEANMEAN2

1/13/2014 5:44:06 AM

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Good ideas. Thank you for sharing.

DELLMEL

7/5/2013 8:04:17 AM

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Great article. Thank you very much.

STAN06WM

6/6/2013 2:45:11 PM

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Great Article.....a lot of new ideas to treat my softball tweaks and injuries...

GIANNA345

4/9/2013 10:55:19 AM

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I have always liked the disposable glove method. You fill the glove with water, tie it shut, and freeze it. The hand shape is perfect.

ORIYEN

4/7/2013 10:29:57 PM

I suffer from chrondromalacia patella, a frequent cause of anterior knee pain
The slushy ice pack is the " coolest " thing :-)
I have used all sorts of manufactured ice packs and home made bags of ice chunks/crushed ice you name it I have tried it .
I have had therapy & my therapist sold me an expensive reusable Elasto - Gel wrap. it is nice & offers some compression & cooling effect simultaneously but the slushy beats it hands down .
A word of caution though , IT GETS EXTREMELY COLD 15 TO 20 MINUTES MAXIMUM .
Use it safely & wisely , the first one I made I got the ratio wrong & mixed it 2 to 1 instead of 3 to 1 ( 1 part alcohol 3 parts water ) it froze like it was supposed to but it was so cold the bag started forming frost on the outside . it was cold.
I added water & it works great .
I am also doing low impact aerobic exercise to loose weight & strengthen my legs it helps me manage my knee pain as well. this is a great website ,thanks to all for their input it helps many people live a healthy life.

THESUBY

3/18/2013 8:56:11 AM

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I got a great tip from my mom's physical therapist which I used when I had sprained my ankle: Soak kitchen towels in water and freeze them. When you get them out, they are frozen, but still flexible enough to be wrapped around the area any time you want. I was able to cool the entire ankle all the way around, which was impossible with an ice pack. Best of all, there was no waste, and nothing to buy.

CHRIS3874

1/4/2013 9:24:58 PM

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I personally prefer to use one of those commercial chemical ice packs. The idea of using food on my nether regions bothers me.

TWIDDLEPAINTED1

9/28/2012 10:00:58 PM

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This is a very good way of numbing the pain and taking down the swelling, but that first instant cold shock is wow!

IS1GAR

9/28/2012 8:07:07 PM

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Exellent ideas, Thank you!

KEIPONY

9/28/2012 3:19:17 PM

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Great ideas, I use the peas but I like the gel pack home recipe

My aches thank you!

KONRAD695

9/28/2012 8:57:01 AM

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A bag of fish tank gravel works great for a large area.

FAILTEMYRA

1/4/2012 5:55:22 PM

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After knee surgery, while I was recouping and unable to work, I would pass time at the cinema. I found a seat with a railing in front that I could prop my leg on and the concession stand was always nice about filling my gallon ziplock bags with ice.

JULIA1154

11/25/2011 2:28:07 PM

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There are some excellent suggestions and advice here - some new, some familiar. It's very much appreciated.

I like the poster's suggestion of using rice as well. I've used it warm but never cold and will keep that in mind.

RUSSELL_40

11/19/2011 11:24:56 PM

This article was very helpful. I have a foot injury, and this article is just like you know what i need.

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