Confused about when to use hot therapy and when to use cold therapy? You are not alone. The hot vs cold therapy debate can seem complicated. Understanding the benefits of each is key to relieving pain and speeding recovery.
- Use Cold Therapy immediately after an injury to reduce inflammation.
- Do not use Cold Therapy on stiff muscles or joints.
- Use Hot Therapy to relax/sooth sore muscles or to increase range of motion.
- Do not use Hot Therapy on an injury that is already warm to the touch.
Different kinds of injury may need either hot or cold therapies that might be necessary to prevent or cure injured bones and muscles. For sprains, joint pains, backache or even toothache there are simple Cold and Hot treatments that can be implemented for pain relief. We may choose which works best for us. It’s best to learn more about Heat and Cold Therapy by visiting….