Use of the icepacks

Use of the icepacks

Use

  • Fridge—Put the icepacks in the fridge for several hours.
  • Application—It is recommended to apply the icepacks for 20 minutes, then leave the treated area uncovered for twenty minutes before reapplying the pack.
  • Fridge—Return your icepacks to the freezer after every use.

Purpose of cold therapy

  • Swelling—The immediate application of cold therapy is beneficial for reducing post-operative swelling by constricting the capillary vessels and slowing down the flow of blood and other fluids to the operated area.
  • Pain relief—Patients also benefit from cold therapy’s anesthetic effect on the nerves, which helps reduce the sensation of pain and provides a soothing, refreshing and relaxing feeling to the operated area.
  • Blue stains—Cold therapy reduces the risk of hematoma formation.
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