Alternately placing hot and cold packs on the back can provide great pain relief by simultaneously reducing inflammation and loosening muscles.
Neither hot nor cold therapy will cure plantar fasciitis, however generally, heat will help relieve pain and cold will reduce swelling which also reduces pain. Try both and see which works best for you.
Hot and cold contrast therapy exerts a physiological effect on the body's pain gate mechanism when applied simultaneously by temporarily alters the pain signals traveling to and from the brain. Hot and cold contrast therapy can be applied on the skin using hot and cold packs.
Yes! Hot and cold therapy helps to soothe stiff arthritic joints and tired muscles while reducing pain and inflammation.
Cold treatment is best for a hamstring strain since it helps stop internal bleeding in the damaged tissue and reduces inflammation.
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