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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: does icing help prevent stress fractures?


 erebus365 - Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:23 pm

does icing prevent stress fractures?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:00 pm

User avatar Hello,
No, icing does not prevent stress fractures. Decreasing the amount, duration or frequency of stress on a particular bone will decrease the risk of stress fractures.

Ice decreases the local effects of injury e.g. swelling, pain and inflammation.

Take care.
 erebus365 - Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:48 am

thanks for the response mr. plamondon!

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