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Cryotherapy: Can it stop your pain cold?

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Let’s say you’ve started working out at the gym and you’re wondering what you can do for your aching muscles. How does this sound? Put on a pair of gloves, shoes, socks, and a protective headband to cover your ears and face — but wear little else. Then step into a cold room for three to four minutes. By “cold” I mean really cold:…

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