Ice Therapy Advice

Cork Emergency Departments

Use one of the following treatments as advised by your Doctor or Physiotherapist.

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For the first 24 to 48 hours after an injury

After 48 hours


1. Low and Reed, 2000, ‘Electrotherapy Explained - Principles and Practice’, 3rd Edition, Chap. 9.

2. Prentice, Voight (2001), ‘Techniques in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division, Chap. 3.

3. The use of ice in treatment of acute soft tissue Injury. Beakley et al. The american Journal of Sports Medicine 32:251261 (2004)



If in doubt, please contact your GP or the Emergency Department

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If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended: MUH (021) 4271971 M-UCC at SMHC (St. Mary’s Health Campus) (021) 4926900 CUH (021) 4920200 LIU Mallow General Hospital (022) 58506 Bantry General Hospital (027) 52900

Content drafted Karen Butler & Íomhar O' Sullivan 29/09/2005. Review date 29/09/2006. Last reviewedDr ÍOS 17/06/21