So my physio has advised me to "ice" my knee for 30mins each day. I have apparently a small tear to the fascia of my ITB. I have no swelling or oedema.
So, out of interest
1)what is the physiological benefit sure it goes cold but what are we trying to do - shrink tissue, pulsate blood supply.....
2) After I finish and its all cold what do I do, let it warm up in a fixed position, move around and stretch the cold tissues gently/naturally, stretch them vigorously and artificially
I know these are all questions for the Physio but it'll be a few days before I get back there and these Q's never occurred to me at the time, but I know the forum's collective knowledge will have the answers