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A 26-year-old male asked:

Had knee injury think patella tendonitis...now after 2weeks of rice method feels almost 100%...should i continue icing or use heat now?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Ice after activity..: Continue to ice down after your sporting activities. Remember that you should start slow and build up to where you were during exercise. To rapid an attempt to exercise at your previous intensity risks aggravating your injury.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Both.: Use heat to loosen up the knee joint prior to strenuous activity, then ice afterwards to cool the knee down.

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Last updated May 17, 2018

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