Confused about when you should use ice or heat for an injury?
If you have an acute injury, such as a sprained ankle or a recent back spasm, ICE is the key to reducing pain and inflammation. If there is pain, tenderness, swelling or redness, you probably have an acute injury. Don’t use cold if there is a decrease in sensation.
Ice should be wrapped in a thin towel and not used for more than 20 minutes at a time without letting the skin return to normal temperature.
If you have a chronic condition like arthritis or tight, achy, sore muscles that are nagging and longstanding, MOIST HEAT is your friend. Don’t use heat if there is any sign of inflammation. Heat can be used for up to 20 minutes. Be sure to put layers between the heat and your skin to prevent burns. Dry heat is not recommended for muscles and joint pain.
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