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Old 09-04-2006, 12:22 PM   #3
Steve Serrano
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Tirzah, the hot cold soaks are really helpful in these cases. The first day or two is good with just ice to keep that initiall swelling down.

After that try three-a-day treatments of about 16 to 20 minutes; with 2 minutes hot, two minutes cold. As cold and as hot as you can stand. Finish with the cold. That'lll open up the blood vessels and stimulate healing/blood supply, as well as get some of the pooled blood cells out of there. The ice will keep the swelling from getting out of hand and cool it off at the end. Sometimes a compression wrap helps keep the swelling down after the contrast baths also.

I too am a fan of Vitamin "M".

Glad the rafter didn't nail him in the head! Good luck.
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