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Is ice effective for fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Probably not

? if ice is good for fibromyalgia.
My opinion is that it would not help. Fibromyalgia includes widespread soft tissue strain that begets muscle spasms and a myriad of ischemic trigger points. Cold would be expected to worsen these phenomena. Muscle relaxation is needed via warm water & massage. Hawaii is known for the salubrious effects the climate has for people with fibromyalgia.

In brief: Probably not

? if ice is good for fibromyalgia.
My opinion is that it would not help. Fibromyalgia includes widespread soft tissue strain that begets muscle spasms and a myriad of ischemic trigger points. Cold would be expected to worsen these phenomena. Muscle relaxation is needed via warm water & massage. Hawaii is known for the salubrious effects the climate has for people with fibromyalgia.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Not in my experience

Actually, heat may make the person feel better.

In brief: Not in my experience

Actually, heat may make the person feel better.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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