The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Natural Blaze
A man “took the plunge” only to find relief from his constant pain.
A medical case of pain relief after cold water swimming has just been documented by the journal BMJ Case Reports when conventional painkillers would not relieve him of his post-operative pain.
A man who suffered constant pain after surgery cured it by taking a plunge in cold open water.
The man’s case has been reviewed by doctors who suggest a short, sharp cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy.
The 28-year-old man who suffered from post-operative pain found it disappeared totally after doing an open water swim.
However cold water swimming does not suit everyone and entails risks.
The man had been a keen triathlete prior to his operation and had found conventional treatments had made little difference to his severe pain.
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