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5 Ways to Use Ice Therapy

By:Kristen Havens January 24, 2017 ice therapy

 

Quiz: If you’ve just hurt yourself — for example, sprained your ankle or tweaked your shoulder hitting a tennis serve  — do you ice the injury or apply heat to it?

 

Or how about chronic soreness or swelling from conditions like osteoarthritis or lower back pain? What’s more effective: heat or cold?

 

These are questions many people have, and a surprising number aren’t certain about the...

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