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Medical - where to get ice?

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mwendt

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Wondering what is the availability of ice to treat any sore muscles, aches, sprains, etc. Thank you
 
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mspath

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Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Try a supermarket. Some have bags of ice in the freezer.
If no ice for sale in the freezer a bag of frozen peas will do.

Also in sports stores or
any pharmacy you can buy a cold pack of prepared chemical elements which gives you instant cold without ice. See this page of French examples from Decathlon.
 
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amancio

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Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Arag, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno, LePuy
And, finally, on any petrol station they should sell whole bags of it!
You can buy a gel pack that you can keep in a freezer for one or two hours and reuse time after time (however, AVOID direct contact with the skin, it is a good idea to wrap the frozen componentes in some cloth)
 

SabineP

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And, finally, on any petrol station they should sell whole bags of it!
You can buy a gel pack that you can keep in a freezer for one or two hours and reuse time after time (however, AVOID direct contact with the skin, it is a good idea to wrap the frozen componentes in some cloth)


Absolutely! Use an extra cloth for protection. I fell asleep with a cold pack directly on my knee. Result : a horrid coldblister!
 

Reidun Fyno

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Camino Frances (2014)
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Wondering what is the availability of ice to treat any sore muscles, aches, sprains, etc. Thank you
Once we got some ice asking a restorant ...
 
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makingtrax

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Portuguese 2014
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Frances sept 2017!
Wondering what is the availability of ice to treat any sore muscles, aches, sprains, etc. Thank you
I bought frozen peas from market when tore my ligaments 4 weeks ago. 20 minutes on foot then back in freezer. After 2 weeks of daily treatment several times a day I then devoured the peas! Better than melted ice.
 

ktchnofdngr

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A friend of mine would get an ice cream—put it on your ache, then eat it! Also, my last Camino, I brought one of those reusable ice bags—when I asked for ice and showed them my ice bag, every cafe I asked at was super helpful.
 
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