Ice Pack

About "Ice Pack"

Applying an ice pack on a swollen or inflamed area can considerably reduce the pain and swelling. It reduces the blood flow to the ice applied area, thus reducing the inflammation reaction. It also temporarily reduces the nerve activity in that area, which also reduces the pain felt by you.

Related Terms: Anti Inflammatory Medications, Physiotherapy, Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Hot Fomentation, Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements

Recently Answered Questions


Why do I have knee pain after meniscus surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, I had meniscus surgery before two and a half weeks. Still there is a kind of swelling around my knee. I feel little pain outside the knee and also there is still a cracky noise when I bend. Why?  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Meniscal injury leads to swelling and pain in the knee joint, so apply ice packs. Use hinged knee brace throughout the day remove it only at night. Apply a crepe bandage of 6 inches below the hinged knee brace from the toe to the mid thigh. Take any over-the-counter avai...  Read Full »
 
What could be the cause of hip pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from hip pain in the lower back region. It is behind the buttock bone on the left side. As I twist my upper body towards the right side or just bend down front and move little to the right side there is pain. I am suffering from it for almost five months and still, the ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sreenivasa Rao
Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. In my opinion, your SI (sacroiliac joint) joint would have got into a bit of dysfunction as it normally happens from faulty posture. In addition to the ice packs, I want you to do cobra raise exercise with left leg bent at the knee and...  Read Full »
 
Why am I having nosebleeds and dryness?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 22 years old, 110 pounds (50 kg), and height 160 cm. I rarely have nosebleeds, but I had one two days back and again this morning. It woke me up before work. The last lasted for 10 minutes (it seemed like a normal nosebleed). The one this morning lasted around 45 minute...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mostly the bleeds are due to dryness. Since you have iron deficiency you must be more careful. To stop nosebleeds pinch the nose for three minutes gently so that it gets occluded. Apply ice packs in either side of nose while keeping your nose pinched. Elevate head end o...  Read Full »
 
My daughter got hit on her head with a wooden swing. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter got hit in the head with a wooden swing by my other child. It hit above the eye between eyebrow and temple. She is acting fine. It is very swollen and bruised, like a very large goose egg. Do you think that calls for a trip to the doctor or just more ice packs? It has been abo...  Read Full »
Dr. Babu Lal Meena
Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it is an injury around the eye, it may cause congestion in the eyes and secondary infection as well. She also needs analgesics. It is not a small injury to be treated only by ice packs. I suggest you try doing the following: Get an x-ray of the frontotemporal region o...  Read Full »
 
Can my twisted knee cause any ligament or meniscus tear?
Query: Hello doctor, I was playing football yesterday, and as I stretched for the ball, my right leg which was in the air got caught at the end of my foot causing my foot to go outwards and my knee to twist. I continued to play, but my knee felt unstable, and I could sometimes feel a sharp pain on the in...  Read Full »
Dr. Krishna Sunil Shah
Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know if there was a swelling around the knee joint and was there any click sound while twisting your knee? I would recommend you to give complete rest to your knee and do ice pack three to four times a day for 15 to 20 minutes each time and see if you f...  Read Full »
 
There are white bumps near vaginal opening. Are these due to yeast infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I thought I had a yeast infection. So, used Monistat injectable and cream. Itching and discharge have gone but I just noticed raised bumps near vagina opening. I am terrified.  Read Full »
Dr. Eeshani Dutta
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lesions appear to be genital herpes. But, do not worry, they are not here to stay. These bumps will gradually fade away within a week. If you are in pain, sit in a saltwater bath, apply ice packs, take Paracetamol. Most of the time, it can be confirmed with a swab t...  Read Full »
 
What to do for back soreness?
Query: Hi doctor,My back is really sore. I feel dizzy and I sleep on the floor. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Zubair Mohammad
Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are feeling too dizzy, then please visit the nearest emergency hospital as soon as possible. For back ache, if it is acute that is started or increased in the last 24 hours, then you can apply ice pack or otherwise apply hot fomentation.  Your back soreness needs ...  Read Full »
 
How to reduce the pain due to ankle sprain?
Query: Hi doctor,I have chronic ankle sprains in both the ankles. I have this for maybe a year now. I went to PT and have been doing exercises. But, about a week ago, my ankle began to pop. It is happening once in a while. It really hurts and I have to pause for a couple minutes for the pain to settle. Is ...  Read Full »
Dr. Mahavir Patil
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope this message finds you in good health. I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern. I generally see many cases like this in my clinic. I give them a splint, rest, analgesics, anti-inflammatory tablets and ice pack till the swelling reduces to som...  Read Full »
 
Please advise on my foot x-ray.
Query: Hi doctor, I had a fall from a stool almost eight to nine days ago. Since then, I had a foot swelling on the right leg. As I could not get an x-ray at that point of time, it was not diagnosed. I considered it as a sprain and used some natural oil massages and scrape bandage for a while. So, the swel...  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a fracture of the base of 5th metatarsal bone (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not much displaced and so, it can be managed nonoperatively. You will either require a plaster cast or you can wear an Aircast boot. Apply ice packs for now two t...  Read Full »
 
Are we undertaking the right treatment for ankle injury?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother had an ankle injury and she cannot walk. She fell down inside the house while walking and her leg is twisted. We have subsequently taken an x-ray and I have attached the x-ray for your reference. Please help me.  Read Full »
Dr. Sumit Chawla
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother's x-ray grossly appears to be normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears as a case of ankle sprain. Standard treatment for which is RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) therapy. It is rest the limb as much as possible, apply...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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