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Ice pack for sprains

September 23, 2013 | 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.

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