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Posted by san on Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 6:50am.

why are ice packs at 0 degree better for cooling a sprained ankle than similar sized packs containing water at 0 degree?
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Ice has much more thermal capacity to cool. Consider the heat that has to be removed at 0C to turn to ice, 80cal oer gram.

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