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Should I ice or heat a two week old knee sprain?
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Whatever works...
Usually i tell my patients to utilize whatever modality works for them.

In brief: Whatever works...
Usually i tell my patients to utilize whatever modality works for them.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Ice
Typically, within the first 6 weeks ice will help decrease inflammation.
Often, in physical therapy heat is used to mobilize the joint, but then it is followed immediately by ice to diminish the swelling. The typical recommendation is rest, ice, compression and elevation for an acute injury. I would definitely consult with a physician to make sure there is no unsuspected fracture.

In brief: Ice
Typically, within the first 6 weeks ice will help decrease inflammation.
Often, in physical therapy heat is used to mobilize the joint, but then it is followed immediately by ice to diminish the swelling. The typical recommendation is rest, ice, compression and elevation for an acute injury. I would definitely consult with a physician to make sure there is no unsuspected fracture.
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