When to use Ice and when to use Heat??
Updated: Jan 14
Ouch, I have a body ache. Should I ice or heat the pain?
If you RIGHT NOW pull a muscle or sprain your ankle for example, it is a good idea to ice the injury for the first few days to calm the inflammation and swelling. However, if you're feeling chronic back pain or stress in your shoulders, put some nice heat on that.
Another therapeutic method involves alternation between hot and cold, but we can speak about what that is for another time.
For more information, see the detailed article above : https://www.painscience.com/articles/ice-heat-confusion.php