You just felt something snap in a muscle. You fall to the ground and the pain and swelling begin. What do you put on the injury? Heat or Ice?
There has always been debate on this issue. After 14 years of studying the matter here is my conclusion.
- Always put ice on an injury, 15 minutes per hour as many hours as you like.
- Use heat if you have a old chronic injury.
- When in doubt, ice.
When using heat it must always be moist heat. Adding moisture will prevent local dehydration which increase muscle spasm. Remember, don't use heat on a new injury.
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