Advice On Time Between Ice Dips For Tendonitis ?

lets say a patient is ice dipping, using your super icing in a bucket method.

what is the time you suggest between dipping?

is it best to let foot warm up totally between dips?


Joshua Answers:

The reason ice works, in general, is because cold causes all the muscles that wrap arteries large and tiny to contract.

This contraction helps push fluid out of the area, like squeezing a sponge.

Like a sponge squeezing itself, more accurately.

So the amount of time depends a little bit on each person. A safe amount of time is 5 minutes between dips.

This gives the body time to overcompensate for the cold and push lots of new blood into the area.

You can certainly do more than 5 minutes, and you can do less, but you want to pay attention and make sure that your body has time to do it's part to push a lot of new circulation/blood to the area.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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Dec 13, 2009
thats great joshua
by: Anonymous

the more I know about the technicalities of " super icing " the better

I certainly don't think that the traditional advice of just occasional ice pack to a sore tendon is of any use at all, it didn't help me at all that's for sure


Joshua Comments:

I have to agree! Ice packing a few times a day isn't bad, but it sure isn't great.

Some tools just work better than others.

And, it matters how you use the tool too.

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