Ice Cold water

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Ice Cold water

Postby LR1234 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:14 pm

Hi all,
My feet have been numb for 5 days (the tops of them as opposed to the underneath) anyway I decided to stick them in ice cold water twice for 10 mins and the numbness seems to be wearing off a bit (even if it only lasts for an hour or 2 I am happy I have had some sort of effect)

Anyone else tried cold water for relieving numbness/symptoms?

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Postby Arcee » Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:42 am

I wonder itf it is the temperature reduction that you are getting, not the water per se, that is helping. There's been a lot of documentation that lowering one's temperature helps with symptoms. That's why there are those neck ice packs. And there was a really promising device, where you grip your hand on it for awhile and your temperature is reduced, that was potentially being marketed to people with MS. If I remember correctly, it was a Stanford professor whose wife had MS who developed it. A lot of athletes use it because it enhances their performance too (and it is not a banned substance. yet.).
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