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For pain: heat, ice or neither?

For pain: heat, ice or neither?

It’s one of our most frequently asked questions. For muscle and joint pain, what’s best—heat or ice? As in much of medicine, the answer—it depends.

First, it’s important to make the distinction between treating the problem and the symptoms. For the most part, heat and ice work on symptoms. It’s been studied and some research suggests a therapeutic benefit, but those results are very limited and not well established.

Neither will do much to mitigate the cause of the pain. But for a pulled muscle, back spasms, twisted ankle or soreness after intense activity—ice or heat can help you feel better. And there’s a third option: nothing. Sometimes it’s best to just leave it alone.

Let’s break it down.

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Harvard Health – Sauna use linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems

Found a real gem earlier this weekend about the positive effects of sauna use published on a website you might just have heard of, Harvard, which as we all know is kind of a big deal! Link to original article: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/sauna-use-linked-longer-life-fewer-fatal-heart-problems-201502257755 In our Mount Laurel office that we share with Framework Pilates and Functional Movement, you […]

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Achy Joints – More EVIDENCE that HIGH QUALITY Chondroitin Sulfate supplementation helps arthritis.

Direct Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28533290 While looking for pertinent and relative research to issues we deal with here at the office, I came across this article online which was very recently published in supplementation research.  PubMed is your basic search site for indexing research studies and usually one of the first places we look as doctors trying […]

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Jake Arrieta’s Full-Body Pilates Workout and a bunch of NFL players who take Authentic Pilates lessons as well!

The Chicago Cubs pitcher transformed from a struggling young pitcher to Cy Young winner by doing this routine.  Strong statement we know, but that comes directly from Muscle and Fitness magazine!  Lets look a little closer however at the stats leading up to Jake Arrieta doing Authentic Pilates. Directly from the article:  “Before discovering Pilates, […]

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Prevention.com – 4 Things You’re Doing That Are Ruining Your Joints

Dr Tim Legath forwarded me this article the other day and stated he thought it would be important if we linked it up on our blog! Before you go reading some of what has been copy and pasted below, you need to realize that we share this information for everyone’s benefit and that we are […]

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How come your office works so well with other doctors? We were trained this way!

One of the hallmark reasons most of the associates here at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates are excited to work on this team is because we do our best to adhere to the mantra of “do best by the patient”.  As you can see on this article from our alma mater, the National University of […]

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SMART Tools – ITBand Treatment (Short Version)

So a lot of our patients have issues with pain, tenderness and tightness in and around the Iliotibial Band, often times referred to as the ITBand.  While in most cases there are various reasons why our patients present with pain in this particular tissue, treating it has been done various ways in the past, some […]

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Science Daily: First study to measure effectiveness of NFL PLAY 60 program shows positive results on youth fitness

Saw this article pop up on Science Daily and the title truly peaked my interest!  I (Dr. Craig Evans) was once a HPED major at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania not so very long ago and became highly disenchanted with the idea of HPED.  HPED stands for Health and Physical Education.  If you catch me […]

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Kind words over at Green Jean Gardens – http://greenjeangardens.com/

Please note the following is taken from the newsletter at http://greenjeangardens.com/ …good morning in the garden… It’s ART… A body in motion is art, whether in the lyric expression of a ballerina, the speed of an Olympic runner, or the swing of a golf master. Or….the motion of a gardener? Not so much. At least we don’t think […]

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What Anabolic Laboratories Supplements Does The Office Keep IN STOCK?

We get a lot of calls from patients all over Southern New Jersey looking for specific Anabolic Laboratories supplements in stock so we are compiling a list of what we normally keep around the office.  Currently the items we do our best to keep in stock are as follows.  Please note that we keep these […]

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