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HEAT OR ICE PACK FOR PAIN RELIEF

Heat or Ice? Which should I use for pain relief? on: 2020 Nov 13

By Joon Nah - Certified Vestibular Physiotherapist and Founder, Therapia , Posted on February 4, 2019   Applying heat or ice to a painful injury or condition is one of the oldest, most common and easiest ways to treat your own injury. But the discussion over which to use can be contentious. The reality is that both of these treatments are generally safe so even if you choose the wrong one, it is unlikely you will make your problem a great deal worse. That being said there are a few guidelines to help you to make the best decision possible. When do I use ice? Use ice when the following conditions are true. The problem is relatively superficial (close to the surface of your body) Your body is very good at maintaining your core temperature at an optimal level so the cooling effect of applying ice to your skin does not penetrate very far. With this…



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