ERIC Number: ED233973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May-19
Reference Count: N/A
Ice & Exercise for Injury Management.
Suspenski, Thomas J.
Utilization of ice and exercise conjunctively decreases recovery time of muscle tendon injury considerably. In the healing process, collagen (a major element of scar formation) is laid down. If heat and rest are used as treatment, healing takes place; however, collagen is laid down in a haphazard arrangement increasing the likelihood of reinjury. The use of ice and exercise, on the other hand, acts on collagen and the muscle in ways that heal the injury faster with less chance for reinjury. Ice may be used with either an ice bag, an ice massage, or an ice water submergence. For the proper exercise to use, a qualified specialist should be consulted. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hamilton Hospital, Trenton, NJ. Inst. for Medicine in Sports.