Link: Heating Pad or Ice Pack for Pain?

There are all sorts of products and ideas for relieving pain that use either heat or cold. If you usually use either of the two approaches: heat and cold, it may even sound counterintuitive that the other approach can also help ease pain. However, when should heat be applied, and when is a cold pack best for your pain? When something hurts, will ice or heat make it feel better?


This is an infographic from Cleveland clinic, that clarifies when pain should be treated with cold application and when by heat application.
Click on the image below to go to the article on http://health.clevelandclinic.org, or click here to view just the infographic in full size.

Source: Cleveland Clinic, http://health.clevelandclinic.org


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