What type of injuries should I use an ice pack on?
Ice and cold packs are ideal for relieving muscular injuries, sprains and bruising. They are perfect following knee surgery such as arthroscopy, meniscectomy and ligament reconstruction, in order to prevent swelling and relieve pain. Apply an ice or cold pack to the injured or sore area at least 3 times a day for as long as you have pain, swelling, and inflammation. For the first 72 hours, ice for 10 minutes, once an hour. After that, use ice for 15 to 20 minutes, 3 times a day: in the morning, in the late afternoon after work or school, and about one-half hour before bedtime. Instant ice packs are perfect if you do not have access to a fridge or freezer. By controlling pain and swelling ice packs can speed up sports injury and knee surgery rehabilitation. *Please be aware this is only guidance ad it is advice to seek advice of your GP or medical professional