Ice pack for sprains
April 10, 2012 | Filed under Tip of the Day
If you sprain your ankle or do some other muscular damage, put an ice pack on as soon as possible for 15-20 minutes and repeat every hour. The ice lowers the temperature around the injured area and and minimises swelling. A packet of frozen peas wrapped in a towel is a quick fix if you don’t have a lot of ice. NOTE: if the peas thaw out , don’t refreeze as they may then contain harmful bacteria.