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My husband has arthritis. Is heat or ice better for the pain?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Heat helps pain

Generally, for chronic pain, heat is much more helpful than ice.

In brief: Heat helps pain

Generally, for chronic pain, heat is much more helpful than ice.
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