The short answer is yes, but why? With 70-90% of Australians suffering from lower back pain at some point in their lives[1], combined with evidence that 68% of 40 year olds and 80% of 50 year olds have some level of disc degeneration[2]. Throw all that in with the sedentary nature of our current lifestyles,.. read more →

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 →

It’s like a seesaw. As the mercury drops, the aches and pains rise. The coldness of winter multiplies the aches and pains we may experience. Research from Tufts University in Boston in 2007 showed that for every 10 degree drop in temperature, there was an incremental increase of the reporting of arthritic symptoms. So how.. 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 →