Heat or Ice? When to use them.

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Heat and ice are used for different kinds of injuries: Acute pain/injuries happen suddenly due to some type of trauma such as a fall or collision. Symptoms of an acute injury include pain, tenderness, redness, warm skin, swelling, and inflammation. Chronic pain/injuries are slower to develop and could come and go, causing dull pain or aches. They could be due to an overuse injury, or an acute injury that was not treated properly and did not heal. Once you have determined your type of injury, use these guidelines:



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