Should you put ice or heat on sore muscles?

ice versus heat very common question I

get in my office

ice is for acute injuries so if you

injure yourself within 48 hours and have

swelling ice is very effective when you

ice a joint or muscle it should be 20

minutes of ice followed by 20 minutes of

rest heat on the other hand is more for

a chronic injury you never want to heat

and flame joint if you heat an inflamed

joint it could actually make it worse

heat actually helps to promote healing

for chronic injury and trigger points

I'm dr. Jonathan Gordon I'm with Mount

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