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Ice no more says the newest research about how to recover from most sprains and strains faster.

Ice no more says the newest research about how to recover from most sprains and strains faster. Sprain an ankle, apply the RICE formula with ice, rest, elevation and compression.   That has been the rule until now. One of our oldest educational brochures recommends that you use ice for pain and swelling and heat for minor aches and stiffness.  Surprising new information says ice is more harmful than helpful, and may actually delay or injure an area. An article in the Journal Sports Medicine from 1986  adapted from Gabe Mikin MD had suggested that the actual effect ice has on injured tissues is to Read More »