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Studies Offer Unique Insights Into Treating Injuries With Cold Therapy

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 11, 2017 at 2:09 PM

The common wisdom regarding the immediate icing of acute injuries may be true, although research suggests that it is only appropriate to a degree, with important modifications. Cold therapy is one of the four components of R.I.C.E. - rest, ice, compression and elevation.

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Topics: Cold Therapy, treating injuries

Cold and Hot Therapy: When to Use Ice, When to Use Heat

Posted by Andrea Hamel

March 10, 2016 at 2:11 PM

It has been a long-held fact that applying ice and heat can help provide pain relief and facilitate the healing of injuries. However, ice and heat should not be used interchangeably; each therapy has its own unique benefits but when used one after the other, users fail to utilize the unique benefits of either. In general, cold therapy is reserved for new injuries while heat therapy will help sooth away reoccurring aches and pains. So when is it time to use heat and when is it time to use ice in hot and cold therapies?

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Topics: Hot Therapy, Cold Therapy

Should I Use Hot Therapy or Cold Therapy?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

February 10, 2016 at 1:14 PM

We have all heard of treating orthopedic injuries with heat therapy or cold therapy. We are going to spend a few minutes discussing what each of these treatment modes do physiologically and the types of injuries which require these treatments. We will also discuss when you should seek medical attention for orthopedic injuries.

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Topics: Hot Therapy, Cold Therapy

3 Tips For Treating Injuries with Heat Therapy or Cold Therapy

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 11, 2015 at 1:11 PM

Regardless of their specific types, injuries are generally painful - and you want to treat them in the best way possible to speed your healing and fully recover. So you may ask yourself: should I treat my injury with heat therapy or cold therapy? How can I best relieve my pain? Here are 3 tips to help you pick the best option for your injury.

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Topics: Hot Therapy, Cold Therapy

Tips on Treating Injuries With Heat Therapy or Cold Therapy

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 8, 2015 at 12:00 PM

For centuries, healers have been successfully treating injuries with heat therapy or cold therapy.  Both heat and cold have the ability to substantially reduce pain and relieve discomfort when properly used.

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Topics: Hot Therapy, Cold Therapy

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