When To Use Ice and When To Use Heat For Pain and Stiffness

Every week patients ask me if they are doing the right thing by using ice or using heat for their pain, injury or stiffness. 

I can see why it could be confusing, because most people don't understand what they are trying to accomplish by using ice or heat, but more importantly they may not understand where their pain is coming from to properly apply it. 

If you suffer from back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain you are not alone.  Many people suffer from this as well and can get intermittent relief by using ice and heat. 

I've put together a short guide to help you understand how ice and heat work and how to know which to use depending on the type of pain or stiffness you have. 

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Stay healthy, stay happy, 

Dr. Adam