Swelling injury


For injuries that result in swelling, traditional methods such as the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) therapy are commonly recommended. However, recent discussions among experts like from the have questioned the efficacy of ice in particular. Ice constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow, which can actually slow down healing and recovery. While it can be useful for immediate pain relief and reducing swelling in professional athletes who need quick short-term recovery, for long-term healing, increasing blood flow is more beneficial. Techniques like using light therapy (Juve light) have been suggested to promote faster recovery by increasing blood flow to the injured area 1.

Ice vs Juve

Sal, Adam, and Justin discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using ice versus the Juve light for recovery. While ice can provide short-term pain relief, it can actually slow down healing and recovery by reducing blood flow. The Juve light, on the other hand, has been shown to increase blood flow and speed up recovery.

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