Friday, October 31, 2008

Ice massage

I went for physiotherapy treatment for my 'trigger thumb' (inablity to flex my left thumb) and instead of cold pad, I was given ice massage.

By this method, ice cube or bar is directly stroking the swollen part and ice is in constant contact with the skin. It really works as I feel better after each massage. Of course, according to my physiotherapy, my condition will only recover after 6 weeks. If
I do ice message myself regulary, I may be able to shorten the time taken for it to heal.

From having the condition until now, I really appreciate the use of every finger and thumb. It is so inconvenient without being able to flex the left thumb and if it flexes, it gets stuck and I have to straighten it manually.

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