Do you Know How Long to Ice an Injury?

How Long Should You Ice an Injury

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How Long to Apply Ice to an Injury

Medical experts recommend applying ice to the injured area for about 20 minutes at a time. But don’t apply it directly to the skin; instead, wrap it in a towel or use an ice pack cover to prevent frostbite. After 20 minutes, remove the ice to allow the skin temperature to return to normal, and then repeat this process every hour as needed. While doing so, note that icing does not treat an injury, it only helps ease the pain. For effective treatment, you should get checked by a doctor within 48 hours of the injury.

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  • What Are My Rights If I've Been Injured by Someone Else?

    You may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. This includes but is not limited to:

    • the right to file a personal injury claim against the party at fault;
    • the right to seek damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering, among others that could apply to your unique case; and
    • the right to seek the legal representation of a qualified personal injury attorney.

    That said, the specific damages you may be entitled to will depend on the nature of your case. That’s why we recommend having your case professionally reviewed by a personal injury expert from our team.

  • Simple Rules to Remember About Applying Ice to an Injury

    Some injuries, especially inflammation-related ones, respond well to ice and heat. However, there are a few rules to remember to avoid worsening the injury.

    • If an injury has occurred to any body part within three days, ice is preferred - 20 minutes on and 30 to 40 minutes off.
    • Pain to the back, neck, and large muscle groups like quads, hamstrings, and calves will respond well to heat after three days of injury.
    • Use ice for joint pain, such as knees, elbows, and shoulders.

    If your injury is due to negligence, contact Morgan & Morgan to discuss your case with a specialist.

  • Contact Morgan & Morgan About Your Personal Injury Case

    Morgan & Morgan is the nation’s largest personal injury attorney, and we have a proven track record of success. If your injury results from someone’s negligent actions, you may be able to receive compensation. Contact Morgan & Morgan to schedule a free consultation with one of our specialists.

  • What Are Some Legal Grounds to Sue?

    You may be able to file a lawsuit or claim if you were injured due to negligence or intentional harm. To prove your case, you must demonstrate that:

    • the other party owed you a duty of care;
    • they breached the duty of care owed to you;
    • you suffered injuries due to the at-fault party’s breach of duty of care;
    • you suffered damages as a result of the injuries you or a loved one sustained.

    That’s one of the things our personal injury attorneys can help you prove if you have a valid claim.

  • Potential Damages You May Be Entitled To

    Speaking of damages, they tend to vary from case to case.  That said, depending on the circumstances of your case, you might be able to recover the following types of damages:

    • Compensatory damages, designed to compensate for actual losses, such as medical expenses, lost earnings, and property damage.
    • Non-economic damages, meant to cover non-financial losses like pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and emotional distress.
    • Punitive damages, usually awarded in cases of egregious wrongdoing to punish the offender and deter similar behavior by others.
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