Posts made in March, 2014

Hot or Cold?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Hot or Cold?

One of the most common questions I receive is “Should I use hot or cold?” If you are injured and wonder whether to heat or ice it – everyone from family members to co-workers has an opinion on which to utilize. In order to answer the question, let’s first understand inflammation in the body.  Inflammation is not an infection; it is the body initiating the healing process.  Today we are discussing inflammation in the context of acute and chronic injuries.   The cardinal signs of inflammation are swelling, heat, pain, redness and possibly loss of function.  These symptoms would be considered...

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