Ice therapy (cryotherapy) is mainly known for it’s helpful effects immediately after sustaining a muscle, joint, or tendon injury. We all learn it as one of the basic first aid principles in the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compress, elevate).
So how exactly does icing reduce pain and swelling? And how should you ice to achieve these effects?
Today's tip of the day to get more movement into your day is to take the stairs when possible. You get to give your muscles a challenge plus skipping the crowd. If you take the escalator, try walk up them instead of waiting.
Do you get low back pain, hip pain, or knee pain when standing and climbing up and down stairs? Movement is a great way to challenge our muscles and joints, but if you have pain you may be moving incorrectly, have strength imbalances, or muscle and joint dysfunction. Be sure to contact your local musculoskeletal health care provider to assess and make treatment recommendations. Dr. Judith McCann is a Newmarket chiropractor whose goal is to help you function at your best. Give us a call at 905-235-6777 for a free 15 minute consultation.
Dr. Judith McCann has been living in York Region for over 15 years. After going to Queen's University in Kingston for Kinesiology, and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto to become a chiropractor, she decided to move back and open Haptic Health and Chiropractic in Newmarket. In February 2017, Haptic Health and Chiropractic moved 10 minutes up the road to Sharon in East Gwillimbury.