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Demong: Certainly getting enough sleep is key to staying topped off on energy, but beyond just eating well and recovering, I utilize massage, contrast baths of hot and ice cold water and also nutritional supplements like Bioenrgy Ribose, which help get the most out of my training, as well as being ready to go each and every day.
Physical modalities including contrast baths, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and ultrasound (US) were applied daily for 20 days along with active-assisted ROM and stretching exercises.
When pain and swelling have decreased (two to five days after injury), Weintraub recommends using contrast baths, alternating heat and cold, to stimulate circulation further.