Avenue Clinic

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Cold packs

Applying a cold pack reduces inflammation, soothes away pain and aids your recovery.

Avenue cold packs are reusable and are designed to stay flexible once frozenĀ for easy application.

Ice packs should be used on acute injuries, for example an ankle sprain or a muscle strain (especially in the first 48 hours). Make sure you wrap the cold pack in a towel to avoid a freeze burn and do not apply it for longer than 10 minutes at a time. You can ice an injury several times a day, but you should allow skin temperature to return to normal between each application. The ice pack helps to control/reduce the swelling, therefore will help to control pain. Heat increases blood flow and therefore increases swelling, so should not be put on a recent injury where swelling is involved.

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"I would like to add my thanks to Gemma for her fantastic help and expertise which undoubtedly got me better quicker"

Mr A (for Gemma Piercey )

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