Heat or Cold for Pain?

Addressing the great confusion when you’re in pain! Should I use Heat, Cold or both?

Well in nutshell:

Cold for inflammation to decrease blood flow.

Heat promotes blood flow and helps muscles to relax.

Or even both. Heat and Cold: Changing tissue temperature from hot to cold hence forcing it to adapt to sudden changes.

If you are still not sure what would work for you please ask your physical therapist or email me any questions you may have.

Hope this helps,


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