When American skier, Lindsey Vonn, injured her shin muscle it was reported part of her treatment was a home remedy of Topfen Curd cheese.
She wrapped her leg in Austrian topfen curd cheese – a product similar to cream cheese that’s mainly used for eating but reported to also bring down swelling. This sounds to me something similar to Ice treatment.
The speculation is topfen curd cheese has some anti inflammatory properties.
According to a Washington Post article several other U.S. Ski Team members have tried plastering the product on ailing body parts to speed recovery.
There is no scientific backing for the soft white cheese but it seems some people are using it and it is working!