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The Physiologic Effects of Immediate Cold Therapy

  title={The Physiologic Effects of Immediate Cold Therapy},
  author={M E Howard},
trauma or surgery negatively affects the healing process, resulting in a prolonged rehabilitative period. Pain, and specifically, joint effusion (swelling within a joint), have been shown to have deleterious effects such as decreased range of motion, muscle spasm, muscle inhibition, and muscle atrophy. These effects lead to decreased function of the involved body part and an extended rehabilitative time frame. Minimizing the effects of pain and joint effusion can enhance the healing process and…