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Old 10-23-2006, 06:06 PM   #10
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Regarding the "make it feel better" thing. It is very common for people to put a heating pad an a "bad back" for example. This introduces a chronic level of inflammation. Not good. If you understand the mechanisms of tissue turnover the the associated immune response this starts making more sense.

A legit post accute cryotherapy treatment is excrutiating. It hurts worse than the injury. This is not throwing a bag of frozen peas on the bo-bo and having a martini. I can tell that a few patients wanted to punch the crap out of me while icing. Its NOT fun.
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