Efficacy of cold for pain: fact or fallacy?

@article{Sauls1999EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of cold for pain: fact or fallacy?},
  author={J Sauls},
  journal={The online journal of knowledge synthesis for nursing},
  year={1999},
  volume={6},
  pages={8}
}
  • J Sauls
  • Published 1999 in
    The online journal of knowledge synthesis for…
A simple and inexpensive therapy, cold application has been accepted for decades as an effective nonpharmacologic intervention for pain management. The purpose of this research synthesis is to explore the literature regarding the physiologic effects of cold, the effectiveness of cold, different modalities used for cold application, and the potential complications associated with the use of cold application. Several studies have shown ice to be effective in pain management associated with… CONTINUE READING