March 22, 2023

How to Use Heat and Ice on Injuries

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Injuries can be one of the most frustrating and painful experiences, making it difficult to perform activities that used to feel effortless. To help manage discomfort associated with an injury, many people have found relief through heat and ice treatments. Though these treatments might seem simple or trivial, they can make a big difference in relieving pain and restoring full functionality. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the basics of using heat and ice on injuries so you can find out what treatment will work best for you!

How long do you alternate heat and ice?

An ideal way to reduce pain and inflammation caused by an injury is the ‘hot-cold therapy’, where you first apply ice for 20 minutes, constricting your blood vessels. Then follow this with heat, helping them dilate back again – like a natural pump that sucks away any of the soreness from the affected area.
Finishing your treatment with ice can help you make the most of it. Ice helps reduce inflammation and constricts blood vessels, so if something is still causing discomfort to try ending a session on this chilly note.

What Issues May Require Heat and Ice Treatments for Injury Relief

When dealing with sore body parts, it’s important to know that both heat and ice can be used for pain relief. You may feel a temporary ache or burning sensation during the first five to seven minutes of your 20-minute session if you use ice therapy, but don’t let this deter you from feeling better overall! Heat is less uncomfortable yet still highly effective when addressing those nagging pains in the long run.


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Final Thoughts

Using heat and ice for injuries can be a great way to alleviate pain and help with recovery. Remember to apply ice for 10-20 and heat for no more than 20-30 minutes at a time. Be sure to address anything severe or recurring with your medical professional. At Moore Life Health and Healgin, we are ready to support you through any physical issues you may experience. Don’t hesitate, to call (517) 781-4884 or click here to make an appointment and receive the best course of action available. You deserve exceptional care – let us take care of you today!



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