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Do you place a warm or cold compress on sore muscles?

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Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Cold to decrease pain and swelling, heat to improve flexibility and blood flow to speed healing.
Use ice for the first day or two after an acute injury, then heat later.

In brief: Depends

Cold to decrease pain and swelling, heat to improve flexibility and blood flow to speed healing.
Use ice for the first day or two after an acute injury, then heat later.
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