Monthly Archives: November 2015

NYT Science Asks: Should You Treat Muscle Pain With Ice or Heat?

The New York Times recently (Nov 7, 2015) tackled the question of whether to use Ice or Heat for sore muscles. Acute Injury Cold therapy, or cryotherapy, is usually recommended immediately after an acute injury, like a severe bruise or sprain. The familiar RICE protocol (Rest - Ice - Compression - Elevation) helps reduce the pain and inflammation these injuries. However, cold…
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