Monday, February 26, 2007

Today's Fitness Tip: Icing for injuries

Icing many types of injuries aids the healing process. But, using ice
improperly can actually do more harm than good. Use these precautions
when treating injuries: Do not leave the ice pack on an injury after
the skin becomes numb. Never fall asleep with ice on your skin. Don't
use ice on open blisters or wounds. If an injury does not respond to
self-treatment within 24-72 hours or is severe, see a doctor.