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Why is it when I use heat for my neck artheritis my eyes go blur or water and my head pains?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Heat= inflammation

Heat can help decrease muscle pain and spasm but it can make arthritis symptoms worse.
Ice is a good anti- inflammatory modality. Do not use anything at the extreme ranges of temperature- you might be irritating the nerves with something too hot. Check with your doctor or physical therapist to make sure you are using the modalities correctly.

In brief: Heat= inflammation

Heat can help decrease muscle pain and spasm but it can make arthritis symptoms worse.
Ice is a good anti- inflammatory modality. Do not use anything at the extreme ranges of temperature- you might be irritating the nerves with something too hot. Check with your doctor or physical therapist to make sure you are using the modalities correctly.
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