Are you looking for a chiropractor who could give you important information in regards to when to use ice? If so, you are not alone when it comes to this topic. Most individuals have no idea when to use ice and that’s why at McBrearty Soft Tissue & Sports Chiropractors we seek to educate the past, present, and future patients so that they can have the quality of life they deserve. If you need an answer to this question, give us a call at 330-491-0381 or visit our online website at to learn more in regards to when it’s appropriate to apply ice to an ache or pain that you may be currently experiencing.

When it comes to applying ice to an injury you may find that the answer is pretty simple. Ice is a modality that has many pros and few cons. In fact, it is much less complicated when applying ice to an injury as opposed to applying heat. Ice is designed to halt and extinguish inflammation that your body has created in order to fight and heal the body. However, sometimes inflammation can be a large problem to the healing process because it disrupts our mobility and range of motion wherever the inflammation is located. So this is where ice comes into play. Ice allows the injured area to stop shuttling blood to the area while applied so that the body can excrete the inflammation and scar tissue that may be present. This approach is cost-effective and is very effective at curtailing inflammation for soft tissue injuries.

So when should I apply ice to an injury? Ice should be applied to an injury following the event that caused the inflammation. If this is an old injury that is still tender to the touch then the ice should be applied consistently three-five times a day for about twenty minutes. When applying ice it is imperative that there is a paper towel between your skin and the ice so that you do not receive ice burn as a result of icing down your injury. When icing it is very common to feel uncomfortable as it is not a process that is always delightful. You can buy ice packs either online or you can feel free to stop by our office McBrearty Soft Tissue & Sports Chiropractors at 807 30th St Canton, Ohio to pick one up from us.

Can I use ice to prevent chronic injuries from occurring? At this particular sports chiropractor’s clinic in the greater stark county area, we believe that ice should be used post strenuous events such as running, yard work, etc to prevent injuries from occurring. Although it is not glamorous or fun to ice, it can save you a lot of time in the long run if it keeps you healthy and out of the doctor’s office.

If you would like to learn more about when to use ice, have other concerns, or would like to book an appointment with these sports chiropractors in Canton, Ohio, call us. We can be reached by phone at 330-491-0381 or on our website at