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If I sprained my knee how long do I ice it ann when do I put heat on it?

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Dr. John Moor
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: If pain is relieved

Classic teaching is ice first and heat later. Fact is, both increase blood flow.
That's why your face turns red equally when you go outside in heat or freezing. So, apply if it feels good and don't if it feels bad. Neither make it heal better of faster per any valid study. Avoid freezing or burning skin. Don't keep ice on if it hurts.

In brief: If pain is relieved

Classic teaching is ice first and heat later. Fact is, both increase blood flow.
That's why your face turns red equally when you go outside in heat or freezing. So, apply if it feels good and don't if it feels bad. Neither make it heal better of faster per any valid study. Avoid freezing or burning skin. Don't keep ice on if it hurts.
Dr. John Moor
Dr. John Moor
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Three days

Heat after.

In brief: Three days

Heat after.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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