Ice V. Heat: Which Is Better For Pain?

Ice V. Heat: Which Is Better For Pain?

We hear a lot about applying ice and heat to injuries. Both have pain-reducing qualities, but which is better for chronic pain? As it turns out, it just depends on the type of injury you have.

When should you use ice?

Researchers have found that ice is better for the following:

When should you use heat?

Heat is better for the following:

How do I apply ice and heat?

There are lots of ways to use ice and heat to relieve your pain. Here are some of the methods:

What did we learn? Ice is generally better for “fresh” injuries, while heat is better for more chronic pain. If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic pain, contact Louisiana Pain Specialists today for a consultation.

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