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Is ice or heat better for a sprain?

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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice

In brief: Sprain

For first 48-72 hours RICE- rest, ice , compression and elevation is the usual recommended treatment for sprain.
No heat, running, alcohol and massage .

In brief: Sprain

For first 48-72 hours RICE- rest, ice , compression and elevation is the usual recommended treatment for sprain.
No heat, running, alcohol and massage .
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Ice first

Ice for an injury than rest.
Heat to stretch and ice after exercise.

In brief: Ice first

Ice for an injury than rest.
Heat to stretch and ice after exercise.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass
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