Treatment for Whiplash — Cold Therapy
Ice is your best friend. Really.
It is one of the top, most effective methods for the treatment for whiplash, tendonitis, and related pain because it directly decreases Inflammation.
Imagine squeezing a wet sponge. When you squeeze, old stuff gets squished out, and when you let go, new fluid gets pulled in.
Cold makes small muscle tissue contract. So when you put cold on your skin/flesh/body, its like the sponge squeezes itself.
Old stuff out, new stuff in.
Meaning, waste product and pain enhancing chemical out, new blood and nutrition in.
Alternate with Heat, and you get an even bigger circulatory turnover. Circulation is GOOD when you have a whiplash type or a tendonitis type injury.
Ice pack, use our Sports Therapy Wrap. You want something cold, big, and heavy.
You want it big to cover as much area as possible and heavy to ‘push’ the cold deeper into your structures.
Don’t apply something frozen directly to your skin, you can give yourself frostbite if you aren’t careful. It’s generally not a problem, but…..
Ice for 15-20 minutes, no more. Then remove the cold for 15-20 minutes. Then apply the cold again.
Repeat this over and over, as much as you can.
The more you ice, the faster your pain will go away
I can’t overstate that enough. You want the cumulative effect of icing over and over. The more the merrier.
Let me say it again. The more you ice, the faster your pain will go away.
Ice is your friend. It’s the best treatment for whiplash pain.
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