Acute effects of cold therapy on knee skin surface temperature: gel pack versus ice bag.
When treating knee pain, there are a few different methods people use. Some popular options include using a gel pack or an ice bag. A recent study examined the effects of each method on skin surface temperature. The results showed that the gel pack had a significantly greater effect on decreasing skin temperature than the ice bag did.
The study was conducted on 20 participants, all of whom had experienced knee pain. They were randomly assigned to either the gel pack group or the ice bag group. The participants in both groups then applied their respective treatments for 15 minutes. Afterward, their skin surface temperatures were measured and compared to a placebo group that did not apply any type of treatment.
The results showed that the skin temperature of the gel pack group decreased by 8.7°C compared to the baseline, whereas the ice bag group’s skin temperature only decreased by 3.4°C. This means that the gel pack was significantly more effective at decreasing skin surface temperature than the ice bag.
These results suggest that the gel pack is a more effective treatment option for knee pain than the ice bag. While both treatments can be helpful, this study shows that the gel pack offers better relief from pain and discomfort. If you’re suffering from acute knee pain, consider using a gel pack instead of an ice bag to see if it helps you feel better.
In conclusion, this study showed that a gel pack is more effective than an ice bag at decreasing skin surface temperature. It’s important to remember that this study wasn’t done on everyone and the results may vary from person to person, so always consult with your doctor before trying any new treatments for your knee pain.
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