Should I Use Heat or Ice?

Posted by in Uncategorized on Jun 24, 2016

Healing Hands Community Chiropractic Blog | Portsmouth, NH 03801

The most common problem we see with new patients is that they are using heat for an acute injury as opposed to ice.  So we’ve adapted a quick cheat sheet from the Cleveland Clinic for you to print out and post to your fridge.  The quick and dirty rule is: when in doubt, ice.  Using heat for new injuries will increase inflammation and delay healing.

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heat or ice an injury

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