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|Using ice to treat injuries is one of the oldest methods of pain control. Proven to be safe and effective at reducing swelling , relieving pain and decreasing muscle spasms, ice therapy is an easy self-care technique that anyone can administer. Every mother knows to put ice on a bruised knee after a soccer game or on a teething toddler's tender gums. But do you really know how ice works?
Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, works on the principle of heat exchange. This occurs when you place a cooler object in direct contact with an object of warmer temperature , such as ice against skin. The cooler object will absorb the heat of the warmer object. Why is this important when it comes to cold therapy?
After an injury, blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells are damaged. The cells around the injury increase their metabolism in an effort to consume more oxygen. When all of the oxygen is used up, the cells die. Also, the damaged blood vessels cannot remove waste. Blood cells and fluid seep into spaces around the muscle , resulting in swelling and bruising. When ice is applied, it lowers the temperature of the damaged tissue through heat exchange and constricts local blood vessels. This slows metabolism and the consumption of oxygen, therefore reducing the rate of cell damage and decreasing fluid build-up. Ice can also numb nerve endings. This stops the transfer of impulses to the brain that register as pain.
Most therapists and doctors advise not to use heat right after an injury, as this will have the opposite effect of ice. Heat increases blood flow and relaxes muscles. It's good for easing tight muscles , but will only increase the pain and swelling of an injury by accelerating metabolism.
When it comes to cooling devices, different effects will result due to the device's ability to exchange heat. Crushed ice packs do a better job at cooling the body than chemical or gel packs, because they last longer and are able to draw four times the amount of heat out of tissue. The important difference is that ice packs undergo phase change, allowing them to last longer at an even temperature , creating a more effective treatment. Most chemical or one-time-use packs and gel packs do not undergo phase change. They quickly loose their ability to transfer heat, limiting their effectiveness to reduce swelling. Their short duration of cold is not long enough to produce numbness, also reducing their ability to relieve pain.
Cold therapy should always be used as soon as possible after an injury occurs and continued for the following 48 hours at 15 to 20 minute intervals. Remember ? if you hurt yourself, you need to ice!
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical treatment or consultation. Always consult with your physician in the event of a serious injury.
5 Places That are a Must Visit in the city of Bhopal
Posted by jeniferpit on December 28th , 2016
India is country that is popular for its arts, culture, and heritage. Bhopal is one of the cities that contribute to its reputation. It is a magnificent city with lakes and Mughal architecture.
Being the capital city of MP, no doubt , it isregrettably remembered for the gas tragedy that took place in 1984 when thousands of workers lost their life in the chemical factory. Apart from this, Bhopal is also famous for various tourist attractions and being near to places like Sanchi Stupa and Bhimbetka caves, this place is a great tourist attraction for many Indian as well as foreign travellers.
Bhopal is known as the city of lakes, and when you are trying for hotel booking in Bhopal , it is best to look for an accommodation that is near the upper lake of the city.
Places of Attraction
Taj-Ul-Masjid - The name “Taj-Ul-Masjid” means the “coronet of all mosques” and no wonders it is. The Masjid was built during 17th century by Sultan Shah Jehan Begum of Bhopal. This Masjid is not only the biggest in the country but also ranks second largest mosques in Asia. Being the landmark of the city and built on a prime location, you can find all kinds of transports to reach to the mosques.
Upper Lake and Lower Lake – A beautiful spot for picnic for a family. Located within the city of Bhopal, people can enjoy the scenic beauties here. The Upper Lake is surrounded by Van Vihar National Park on the southern end and human settlements on the other. It is one of the largest lakes in Bhopal. Upper lake was built by Raja Bhoj, and hence is also known as Bhojtal.
Van Vihar National Park – If you have fondness for wildlife , then this is the place to be. This National Park is managed on the same standards of the zoological park and is run by Central Zoo authority. One of the interesting things about this National Park is that none of the animals are captured forcefully to fill the park. Animals here are either homeless or exchanged from other zoos. Animals here are allowed to live in the natural habitat.
Bharat Bhawan – Inaugurated by the former Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi is a multi-cultural art complex which is currently managed and funded by the government of MP. This museum is built facing the Upper Lake and houses an art gallery, amphitheatre, a studio and a library. Many cultural events are held in the complex.
Lal Parade ground – Lal parade ground has the same significance as India Gate in Delhi. This place is famous for republic day parades and various culture events and exhibitions.
Bhopal is a great tourist destination.So, don’t just sit and read about the city.Plan your holiday now .