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A 47-year-old member asked:

I fell on cement, hit knee. should i be using heat or just ice?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Ice first: Generally the first few days we encourage icing to minimize the inflammation. After a few days you can start adding heat to encourage circulation and the healing process. Ice can still be used especially if the knee becomes too inflamed/painful after activity. See a doctor to rule out any fracture or injury to the knee.
Last updated Sep 15, 2013
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