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A form of cryotherapy, which combines ice and exercise. It is used to treat a sports injury during rehabilitation. Ice is applied to numb the injured part, which the patient can then move actively. The procedure is repeated three or four times. The ice reduces sensation, but does not remove it. Thus, the ice increases the pain-free range of motion, while ensuring that the patient moves the injured part within tolerance levels.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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