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Treating Pain with Heat and Cold

September 16, 2022

Clinical Studies, Featured Articles

Treating Pain with Heat and Cold

Authors: Ana Gotter, Medically reviewed by Judith Marcin, M.D.

We treat everything from arthritis to pulled muscles to inflammation with ice packs or heating pads. Treating pain with hot and cold can be extremely effective for a number of different conditions and injuries, and easily affordable. The tricky part is knowing what situations calls for hot, and which calls for cold. Sometimes a single treatment will even include both.

As a general rule of thumb, use ice for acute injuries or pain, along with inflammation and swelling. Use heat for muscle pain or stiffness.

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