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Ice — It does the body good

Ice is nature's anti inflammatory and it is great to use in the first 48 hours of an injury. It reduces inflammation when you have a sprain or a strain, a tear or some tendonitis. And it is safe for the little ones (my girls LOVE ice for any boo boo and I keep a couple of little packs in my fridge for the many occasions that call for ICE). You only want to ice an area for 20 minutes or less. Be careful not to cause damage to your skin like frostbite.

One of the easiest ice packs to find is a fresh bag of frozen peas or corn. For starters it's flexible so it can mold to any body part that needs the ice treatment. Plus there is a timer built in as the veggies thaw and start to smell you know it is time to stop icing. After using peas or corn as an ice pack you definitely don’t want to eat them. So make sure to mark them with a piece of tape or permanent marker that they are for icing only.

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DStirk DStirk 9 years
great idea... we dont have an ice maker (so annoying) but I always have a bag of frozen peas in the freezer.
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
I've iced with corn.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Why don't you want to eat them? They're wrapped. I use gel packs instead of frozen veggies, that way I don't have to worry about grossing anyone out when I eat the peas I just iced my ankle with.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
We have done this forever in my house. sounds silly but it really works! I'm all in.
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