The nearest I even came to this ice lolly business was when one day I was walking downstairs and something gave way in one of my knees. I sat in the steps for an hour with a bag of frozen peas held against the knee.
It was agony.
We used to have a bag of frozen peas in the freezer that was only ever used for soothing aches/stresses/pulls/tears/growing old etc. After being frozen and thawed dozens/hundreds/thousands of time Lord knows what they'd have been like to eat. These days we use some weird blue plastic gel for the same purpose - as just about all my joints seem to be slowly falling apart. (But growing old is at least better than the alternative!!!)