Ice and heat therapy can be an effective part of our rehabilitation treatment. We treat everything from auto accidents and sports injuries to pulled muscles and inflammation from everyday wear and tear. Treating pain with hot and cold can be extremely helpful for a number of different conditions and injuries.
Conditions That Ice and Heat Therapy Help
- Muscle aches and spasms
- Lower and upper back pain
- Stiff, swollen joints
- Neck stiffness
- Knee pain and stiffness
When to Use Cold VS Heat
It is important to understand what situations call for hot, and which call for cold. Sometimes a single treatment will even include both. As a general rule of thumb, use ice for acute injuries or pain, along with inflammation and swelling. Use heat for muscle pain or stiffness.
It should be noted that when undergoing ice and heat therapy, it’s best to speak with our doctor for the best results. For example, normally ice is best used for recent injuries, which may not be suitable for some pain conditions. Especially existing issues, since they would not be considered a new injury. Cold treatment could aggravate the issue. We take the care to understand your injury before you undergo any treatment plan. Our goal is to ensure you get the most effective results.
We incorporate ice and heat therapy into many of our rehabilitation plans. This therapy is very effective when used in coordination with massage, chiropractic adjustment, and active release techniques. Please contact us today if you are experiencing pain or stiffness. Our rehab treatment plans can help you feel better.