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Why does icing work best when applied shortly after tendinitis symptoms appear?

It is recommended to apply ice as soon as possible after tendinitis symptoms appear. Is icing quickly after the injury much more effective than after a while (e.g. a few days), and if so why? This ...
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Applying ice to tendinopathy: how long should the icing and non-icing periods last?

When applying ice to a tendinopathy, how long should the icing and non-icing periods last? I am looking for scientific studies. http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/health-topics/muscles-and-bone/rice.shtml says: ...
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Does ice pack therapy have any healing effect for a tendinopathy?

When suffering from a tendinopathy, ice pack therapy reliefs pains. Does it have any healing effect as well?
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What's the issue with icing for too long?

What's the issue with icing for too long, when used to treat a tendinopathy? The only issue I am aware of is the risk of frostbite. E.g. http://www.active.com/running/articles/do-s-and-don-ts-for-...
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