Has anyone tried ice on inflamed body parts?
I have tried it and seems to work for me.
I apply those soft ice bags that you put in kids lunch boxes. I use these as they don't freeze rock hard. I only either hold it on for 15-30 seconds or slide them around for a bit till the area feels really cold. The aim isn't to freeze yourself.
I notice a decrease in inflammation around 15-30 minutes after application. Next day where I have used ice always feels much better. I tried ice cream and sucking on ice cubes for mouth ulcers and the same thing happens.
I remember reading that behcet's is a disfunction in heat shock proteins, which is why I tried it. Seemed a little too obvious.