May 27, 2018

Swimming in cold open water may provide instant pain relief, says report (Elleuk)

Swimming in cold open water may provide instant pain relief, says report (Elleuk)

Despite how much we hate the thought of stepping into an ice-cold shower after a workout, or on a dreary morning before work, we’ve all been told a bitterly cold splash of water can impart some real health benefits.

Be it improving blood circulation and helping to relieve depression or keeping skin and hair healthy and strengthening immunity, the plus sides of a cold water shower almost, – almost – seem worth it.

 However, little did we know that a freezing dip in cold outdoor water may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy to relive severe pain.

The news coms after a story detailed in the journal BMJ Case Reportsreveals a 28-year-old man who suffered from post-operative pain found it disappeared totally after doing an open water swim. Read more

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