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Is heat the best thing to do when you have a muscle spasm?
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Depends
The best thing to do when you have a muscle spasm is use what makes you feel better. In many cases it may be heat, but in others it may be ice.
Newer injuries tend to respond better to ice because it reduces inflamation. Older injuries that flare up may respond better to heat.

In brief: Depends
The best thing to do when you have a muscle spasm is use what makes you feel better. In many cases it may be heat, but in others it may be ice.
Newer injuries tend to respond better to ice because it reduces inflamation. Older injuries that flare up may respond better to heat.
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