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Is it necessary to ice a stubbed toe?

Is it necessary to ice a stubbed toe? What happens if I don't ice it, can arthritis or something happend to it if its not iced?
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replied January 10th, 2015

Thank you for asking at ehealthforum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Ice is a vasoconstrictor, constricts vessels and reduced the inflammation or swelling and work as analgesic. There is no correlation between ice and arthritis.

I hope it helps. stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

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Khan



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