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Will ice / heat therapy help a strained sternum?

Will ice / heat therapy help a strained sternum?

Esophagus: After a bypass your stomach can only hold a small amount of food or liquid . Any excess stays in the esophagus . It isn't supposed to be there so the esophagus cramps up trying to force the food down . These spasms are a strong message to stop putting so much into your mouth . Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon ...Read more

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Would ice/heat therapy help relieve a strained sternum?

Would ice/heat therapy help relieve a strained sternum?

Try: I do not know how severe is the lesion in your sternum. Assuming is not serious...In general ice or heat (topical) works as antiinflammatory. Inmediately to injuries we prefer cold so if there is any bleeding will stop. After few hours heat or warmth is the most common anti inflammatory but some people prefer cold. Make sure there is nothing else like rib fractures or any other pathology. Part 2. ...Read more

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When must I use cold therapy over heat therapy for back pain?

When must I use cold therapy over heat therapy for back pain?

Yuo could either one: Cold therapy produces vasoconstriction, which slows circulation reducing inflammation, muscle spasm, and pain. Heat therapy induces vasodilation: drawing blood into the target tissues. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients, and removes cell wastes. The warmth decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion. ...Read more

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Ice or heat therapy for tmj?

Ice or heat therapy for tmj?

Depends: If you have a recently injured tmj, ice is the first thing to try. If that isn't helpful or if the injury is more than a few days old, try heat. If that doesn't help, try alternating ice and heat. If none of these help, get it looked at to make sure it doesn't require splint therapy or surgery. After evaluation, other modalities like neuromuscular massage may be helpful. ...Read more

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How often can you apply heat therapy to a chronic sports injury?

How often can you apply heat therapy to a chronic sports injury?

Depends: I usually start 2-3 times per week but reduce frequency as you learn to do the ecercises on your own. ...Read more

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How often should you apply heat therapy to a chronic sports injury?

How often should you apply heat therapy to a chronic sports injury?

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 more

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How often do you apply heat therapy to a sports injury that is chronic?

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 more

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Does heat therapy help to remove toxins?/ ifr therapy like ceregem.

Does heat therapy help to remove toxins?/ ifr therapy like ceregem.

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