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Ice in Nightsplints

Posted by AmyM on 1/11/01 at 15:24 (036437)

I have a question. I thought that icing for longer than 10 minutes resulted in tissue damage. So what is the point in having a night splint with ice in it? I presume most people wear night splints for longer than 10 minutes at a time, so is that a good idea?

Re: Ice in Nightsplints

DR. Biehler on 1/11/01 at 17:18 (036441)

Very good point. People need to be carefull with the application time and the breacks inbetween when iceing. Dr. B.

Re: Ice in Nightsplints

Scott R on 1/11/01 at 18:28 (036447)

The ice packs in the N'ice Stretch are not near as cold as ice directly contacting the skin, so there shouldn't be a problem.

Re: Ice in Nightsplints

Dr. Zuckerman on 1/12/01 at 20:14 (036510)

The purpose of ice is too cause vasocontriction to the area thus reducing inflamation . There is a great area on heat and ice and constrast bath in this months. issue of biomechanics http://www.biomech.com .

Re: Ice in Nightsplints

DR. Biehler on 1/11/01 at 17:18 (036441)

Very good point. People need to be carefull with the application time and the breacks inbetween when iceing. Dr. B.

Re: Ice in Nightsplints

Scott R on 1/11/01 at 18:28 (036447)

The ice packs in the N'ice Stretch are not near as cold as ice directly contacting the skin, so there shouldn't be a problem.

Re: Ice in Nightsplints

Dr. Zuckerman on 1/12/01 at 20:14 (036510)

The purpose of ice is too cause vasocontriction to the area thus reducing inflamation . There is a great area on heat and ice and constrast bath in this months. issue of biomechanics http://www.biomech.com .