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Which is better to use,  heat or ice?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Ice or heat?

Ice in the first 48 hours after an injury or if there is swelling.
Heat after 48 hours if no swelling. Heat also for muscle strains.

In brief: Ice or heat?

Ice in the first 48 hours after an injury or if there is swelling.
Heat after 48 hours if no swelling. Heat also for muscle strains.
Dr. Martin Tamler
Dr. Martin Tamler
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Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine

In brief: Ice for acute injury

The goal after a recent injury is to limit swelling.
Ice will help to limit the swelling and inflammation. Heat should be avoided until swelling has subsided. Heat generally is used to relax muscles prior to stretch or exercise.

In brief: Ice for acute injury

The goal after a recent injury is to limit swelling.
Ice will help to limit the swelling and inflammation. Heat should be avoided until swelling has subsided. Heat generally is used to relax muscles prior to stretch or exercise.
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Dr. Matt Pflieger
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