What is the best way to get swelling to go down?



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    The best way to reduce swelling is to apply ice to the area. This helps lower swelling and helps the healing process. 

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    Agree with ice but it should be warmed to 32 degrees by rinsing in water to avoid frostbite. Can also wet a towel and put ice on the side away from the skin so the iced water cools down thes skin. A bag of frozen corn or peas conforms to joints as does blue ice. A paper cup filled with water and then frozen can be used to rub the skin as you cool it. When skin turns red the iced water or ice has been on the skin long enough. This means the skin metabolism has been slowed down so much that oxygenated blood is not utllized and bright red oxygenated blood goes back to the heart through the veins.

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    Three things: ice, elevation, and compression. Overnight, this should lower the swelling. If the swelling becomes really bad, you can get over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs; which is usually your pain relievers.

    Now you can take this with a grain of salt, but here is something you might want to try out–acupuncture. You might have your skeptics with ancient oriental medical practices, but modern acupuncture really works. Through my own experience, acupuncture works wonders with swelling and joint pains. It involves channeling energy within the body via specific points. If you are willing to take a chance, you might be surprised with the results.

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    Ice and elevation. Please do not use compression. It will damage the tissues and increase the sweling.

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