How To Make A Cold Compress
Make a cold compress. Gives fast relief for everyday sprains and muscle aches, and sports injuries. Our experts will show you two ways to make this classic, effective treatment.
Step 1: Dip a cloth in cold water
Step 2: Squeeze out the cloth
Step 3: Fold the cloth
Step 4: Place the compress on the injury
Step 5: Keep the compress cool
To keep the compress cool, dip it in the water every few minutes and repeat the same process. This should be done for at least 10 minutes.
Step 6: The ice pack
Partially fill a ziploc or plastic bag with crushed ice or small ice cubes.
Step 7: Squeeze the air out
Step 8: Cover the ice pack
Now cover the bag with a cloth to avoid cold injuries.
Step 9: Hold the ice pack on the injury
Remember with this method not to use the pack for more than 10 minutes at a time and replace the pack when necessary.