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.