So not only has the ice melted but rest is getting a move along. For a long time, the common practice has been to rest an injury. Immobilise the joint or muscle for a period of time until the pain has subsided. So why has this changed? Well it is due to our better understanding.. read more →

Do you find yourself reaching for ice or heat when you have an ache, pain or an injury? It can be confusing to know which one you should use and when. A lot of people reach for ice when they have an injury; this is probably because at some point in time they have been.. read more →

What is a frozen shoulder? It is also known as adhesive capsulitis. Basically the capsule that surrounds the shoulder becomes inflamed and stiffens. This will normally only occur in one shoulder, though in approximately 1 in 5 cases it can occur in both shoulders. Why does it happen? The cause is still poorly understood. It.. read more →

30 Jan 2013
January 30, 2013

Heat or Ice

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When to use Ice or Heat? This is a very common question patients ask all the time. The easiest way to remember is: Use ice for injuries and use heat for muscles. Ice: Ice is a painless, drug free way of settling down inflamed, hot and swollen tissues. It is not a form of treatment,.. read more →