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How Often Do You Apply Heat Therapy To A Sports Injury That Is Chronic
Controversial: Often ice is best. There may be situations where one needs to loosen up an area and heat may be applied. Some deep injuries may need some heat but ice prevents swelling and releves pain. Depending on your injury and need, you should consult with a sports medicine doctor, and physical therapist with interest in your areas of injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Ice and cooling is for acute injuries or re-exacerbation of injury to reduce inflammation. Heat is used to loosen up muscles, relieve strains, and help prevent injuries such as muscle pulls. If used for this purpose then use heat prior to exercise. Heat can also be used for symptomatic relief such as for chronic low back pain. Frequency would depend on patient preference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: I usually start 2-3 times per week but reduce frequency as you learn to do the ecercises on your own. ...Read more
Generally...: Generally, ice causes the blood flow to decrease in an area so it will theoretically help more for inflammatory conditions like an acutely sprained ankle or knee. Other, chronically damaged joints (such as knee arthritis), seem to feel better with heat. This is not entirely true, however, as sprained back often feels better with heat than ice, possibly because it relaxes the muscles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In a word NO.: Pt offices are a mix of patients with many different issues. Exclusive sports pt offices exist but they are usually in or associated with a sports program such as a college athletic department. In general sports injuries probably make up 30% of all injuries. Pt's see post-surgical patients from trauma, fractures, falls, strokes, heart surgery, general surgery, hand injuries, work injuries, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversial : Prp is used to enhance rotator cuff repairs. It is a concentrate of growth factors that in some rat and rabbit experiments speeds up healing. There is no proof in humans that it works so most insurance companies will not pay for the injection. You could get stuck for several hundred to several thousand dollars of cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It might: It is a very expensive trreatment but its greatest benefit is treating spinal injury asap. Read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" you can google. Oxygen is the very root of energy metabolism and a great deal of energy is required for healing. But, like everything else, it has to be dosed. Too much oxygen is as bad as too little. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First need dx: First you must identlify the etiology of the pain whether it be tendonitis, instability, osteoarthritis etc. Once the problem causing the pain is identified it can be corrected or improved with nsaids, ice, appropriate stretching and strengthening or in more severe instances surgical correction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Saunas are proven to help clear heavy metals and other toxins from our bodies and research suggests that far-infrared saunas are more effective than regular saunas. I personally take infrared saunas regularly. I can't comment on ceregem but recommend infrared saunas. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/022847.Html ; http://lifestylelaboratory.Com/articles/rogers-protocols.Html. ...Read more
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