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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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Does cold or heat make TMJ worse?

Does cold or heat make TMJ worse?

Usually cold.: Usually cold makes it worse. However, if you have an inflammatory componenst, cold might help. Try both, use whatever makes it more comfortable. ...Read more

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Heat or ice for swollen joints best?

Heat or ice for swollen joints best?

See below: If the joint is acutely hot, red and swollen, ice would be better than heat which may increase inflammation. For joints that are not hot or swollen but are painful and stiff, i find heat works better. ...Read more

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Warm or cold compress for headaches?

Warm or cold compress for headaches?

Why?: Unless you have a local head injury, (goose-egg), see little utility to heat or cold. However, acute use cold, chronic use warmth. If you feel desire to treat headache with compress, likely to have more success if placed over back of skull, not over forehead, and perhaps here, cold might be best. Maybe see your doctor and find out why you have headache. ...Read more

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Is heat or cold better for tennis elbow?

Is heat or cold better for tennis elbow?

Rest & ice are best: Tennis elbow is inflammation of the tendons in the elbow or tendonitis. This usually improves with rest and ice. Once the condition settles down, doing exercises to strengthen the forearm will help decrease the strain on the tendons and help prevent the condition from recurring. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment or therapy for osteoarthritis? Heat or cold?

What's the best treatment or therapy for osteoarthritis? Heat or cold?

Like a motor: Think of a motor like your car's engine. A cold (stiff) engine does better when heated and a stiff joint benefits from heat. An overworked engine or joint needs to cool down. ...Read more

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Ice or heat for a stiff neck?

Ice or heat for a stiff neck?

Ice or heat: both work well , some people will try one then find the other works better or alternate.try biofreeze too [wash hands well or can burn the eyes if touch eyes after on fingertips] try excedrin or tylenol/aleve or advil for pain too . if worse see your dr. or not better ...Read more

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What is better for muscle spasms hot or cold packs?

What is better for muscle spasms hot or cold packs?

Heat: True muscle spasms probably would feel better w / the application of heat as it may help to ' relax' the muscle(s ) involved. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Which is better, cold or hot compresses to treat pain of arthritis?

Which is better, cold or hot compresses to treat pain of arthritis?

Both: Cold is better for an acute flare up of arthritis with red and swollen joints. Hot is likely to be more soothing for the daily stiffness. ...Read more

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Is cold or hot better for a dry throat? For example ice cream, soup, etc.

Is cold or hot better for a dry throat? For example ice cream, soup, etc.

Whatever works: The best way is to try it. Do note that at your age, mouth-breathing may be the cause often from nasal congestion. If this is the case, then eliminating the nasal congestion would be the best solution. ...Read more

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Is ice or heat bettter for joint pain?

Is ice or heat bettter for joint pain?

Both work: Ice is typically used for acute injuries. Heat is generally used for stiffness. Using these basic guidelines, see what works best for you. ...Read more

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Hot or cold for back spasm?

Hot or cold for back spasm?

Both!: Initially cold to calm down the inflammation from the initial injury and then heat helps the muscle itself to relax. Ice is usually maximum benefit for the first 72 hours only. Try to eliminate the cause of the back spasm and avoid it in future. Avoid prolonged sitting, including working on a computer and driving. Avoid heavy lifting. Muscle relaxants and a chiropractor may be helpful. ...Read more

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Do you use heat or cold for a sprained ankle?

Do you use heat or cold for a sprained ankle?

Ice is best: Ice is best in the first 24-72 hours following an ankle sprain. This helps decrease the swelling and inflammation which in turn decreases the pain. Do not leave the ice on for more than 15-20minutes. Use a towel to protect your skin against the ice. This can be repeated several x day. Price (protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation). *if pain continues or worsens please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can warm or cold weather good for the heart?

Temperate Best: For a healthy person there is no difference, for a heart patient a temperate climate is best to avoid excessive 'strain' to the heart in extremes of temperature. Periods of unusually cold weather are associated with increased frequency of heart attacks in areas where this results in unaccustomed exertion from shoveling snow. ...Read more

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Ice or heat is better for muscle strain ? What for joint pains heat or ice ?

Pain Recommendations: Ice is used acutely to limit or diminish swelling. Inflammation or swelling is a leading reason a certain tissue is painful. Heat is used to relax muscles. It is often an immediate way to relieve pain so that less oral medication is needed. For joint pain....Either of these treatments may not help much given how deep in the tissues joints are. ...Read more