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4 Tools For Recovery

  • By Aaron Hersh and Adam Elder
  • Published Jul 17, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 3:46 PM UTC

Moji One
$80, Gomoji.com

Use for: Applying ice to many different body parts

Dr. Sankoff says: When you apply ice to something, you minimize the amount of swelling. By decreasing the amount of swelling in the area, you can decrease the amount of time it takes to recover from your workouts or an injury. Ice is effective for all kinds of injury, but in overuse injuries, you have to address whatever the issue is that caused the injury in the first place.

Fix yourself: Drop the pack in the freezer for four hours or more. Attach it to the fabric strap and wrap it around any sore body part. Remove after 20 minutes and drop it back in the freezer.

Home remedy: Moji is able to conform to the body better than ice cubes from the freezer, but so do frozen peas. The home solution won’t last nearly as long, but wrapping a bag of frozen veggies against an ailing body part with a roll of plastic wrap from the supermarket—or better, a moving supply store—does the trick, too.

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