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My Husband Has Arthritis Is Heat Or Ice Better For The Pain
Since this is chroni: Since this is chronic, heat will help much better. Icing a joint for acute injury is standard, because it quiets down the inflammatory response and prevents it from escalating. But for arthritis, the warmth is better and increases perceived and actual mobility! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does aloe heat lotion work for osteo arthiritis? Is there any kind of rubs to use for the knee because I am having problems with straightening my knee
Heat= inflammation: Heat can help decrease muscle pain and spasm but it can make arthritis symptoms worse. Ice is a good anti- inflammatory modality. Do not use anything at the extreme ranges of temperature- you might be irritating the nerves with something too hot. Check with your doctor or physical therapist to make sure you are using the modalities correctly. ...Read more
What is the best way to get nutrition to allow body to heal spinal disc? L4 - L5 bulge, not arthiritis nutrition, heat ? New techniques? Has va insurance
Physical Exercise: Tai chi, yoga for low back pain, Osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and lots of walking may work to help alleviate your symptoms. Here is an explanation of osteopathic medicine: http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-dos/about-osteopathic-medicine/Pages/default.aspx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband just pulled something in his lower back after lifting a large case of water. Should ice or heat be applied?
Either: Either can be effective. Some say that ice is better right after an injury to reduce swelling. Some think heat could aggravate swelling, but some folks find it more soothing than cold. Be careful not to burn or freeze the skin. Over the counter pain medication may help too; follow package instructions and warnings. ...Read more
My husband was dx with cellulitis and his foot and ankle are swollen. Should he use ice or heat packs to help lessen the swelling?
I have pain on outside of knee. Doc says from inflamed nerve caused by hip arthritis. Should i put ice on hip or knee? Or heat?
Knee pain: You don't get 'nerve pain' from hip arthritis. This could be knee arthritis, a sprained lateral coll. Ligament or meniscus injury. Ice for 10-12 minutes 3x/day could be helpful at the acute phase (3-4 days after injury). If knee pain persists over two weeks then an orthopedist consult is necessary. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Car accident in oct had a double fracture on c6-c7. Fracture is healed but now have arthritis and displacement. Ice or heat for the pain?
Heat: Heat now , you use ice with acute injuries. ...Read more
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