Topical menthol, ice, peripheral blood flow, and perceived discomfort.

  title={Topical menthol, ice, peripheral blood flow, and perceived discomfort.},
  author={Robert Topp and Elizabeth R Ledford and Dean E. Jacks},
  journal={Journal of athletic training},
  volume={48 2},
CONTEXT Injury management commonly includes decreasing arterial blood flow to the affected site in an attempt to reduce microvascular blood flow and edema and limit the induction of inflammation. Applied separately, ice and menthol gel decrease arterial blood flow, but the combined effects of ice and menthol gel on arterial blood flow are unknown. OBJECTIVES To compare radial artery blood flow, arterial diameter, and perceived discomfort before and after the application of 1 of 4 treatment… CONTINUE READING
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