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Icing

Posted by Ashley S. on 6/19/02 at 14:00 (088016)

Hi, I have been icing in the evening for several days now. There is LOTS of pain when I am icing even though I do not put the ice directly on the feet. Is this pain during icing normal?

Ashley

Re: Icing

paula on 6/19/02 at 14:56 (088019)

not a doctor but i feel a lot of pain at first then it gets numb and the pain goes away. how long do you ice for?

Re: Icing

paula on 6/19/02 at 14:58 (088020)

oh, yeah. a pod once told me if it hurts a lot to ice then put ice on and off for moments at a time and then creep up on keeping it on. what do the docs here think of this?

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Ashley S. on 6/20/02 at 08:18 (088094)

Thanks for responding. I ice on and off for 30 minutes. I cannot keep the ice on for longer than about 5 minutes at a time. I really don't like my pod - won't go back to him - so I don't really want to call and ask him. Just don't know if I am doing damage.

Ashley

Re: Icing

Mar on 6/20/02 at 09:21 (088106)

My pod and chiropractor both said if you are using ice with no towel or not an ice pack, then 5 minutes is the max, otherwise you could cause frostbite. I use the gel packs usually and can keep them on for about 10-15 minutes. When my feet are very painful to start, the ice does make it more painful at first. Mar

Re: Icing

David G. on 6/20/02 at 16:17 (088153)

you can also freeze a bottle of water (Poland Spring) and roll it back and forth, a bag of peas works well too. neither of these hasn't gotten too cold that it caused pain.

Re: Icing

paula on 6/19/02 at 14:56 (088019)

not a doctor but i feel a lot of pain at first then it gets numb and the pain goes away. how long do you ice for?

Re: Icing

paula on 6/19/02 at 14:58 (088020)

oh, yeah. a pod once told me if it hurts a lot to ice then put ice on and off for moments at a time and then creep up on keeping it on. what do the docs here think of this?

Re: Icing

Ashley S. on 6/20/02 at 08:18 (088094)

Thanks for responding. I ice on and off for 30 minutes. I cannot keep the ice on for longer than about 5 minutes at a time. I really don't like my pod - won't go back to him - so I don't really want to call and ask him. Just don't know if I am doing damage.

Ashley

Re: Icing

Mar on 6/20/02 at 09:21 (088106)

My pod and chiropractor both said if you are using ice with no towel or not an ice pack, then 5 minutes is the max, otherwise you could cause frostbite. I use the gel packs usually and can keep them on for about 10-15 minutes. When my feet are very painful to start, the ice does make it more painful at first. Mar

Re: Icing

David G. on 6/20/02 at 16:17 (088153)

you can also freeze a bottle of water (Poland Spring) and roll it back and forth, a bag of peas works well too. neither of these hasn't gotten too cold that it caused pain.