Ice or Heat for Pain?

I get asked this question ten times a day. I tell my patients “if you use the word pain to describe what you feel, use iceWhen in doubt, ice it out.” Why? Because it is inflammation(swelling) of the tissue or joint that hurts.
Inflammation is the body's reaction to tissue trauma … plain and simple. It can be the result of blows, sprains/strains, fractures, foreign bodies, chemical, electricity, heat and cold (thermic causes) microorganisms, surgery (traumatic causes), or ionizing radiation.
Classic symptoms: pain, heat, redness and swelling.
Pathological Changes: Vascular dilation within 30 minutes of injury and greatly increased blood flow.
Pain = Inflammation  ICE =
Decreased Inflammation = Decreased Pain
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life …
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