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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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Ice or Heat for Injuries – Is the medical standard changing

A very interesting article appeared over at Spartan.com posing the question “Is RICE all wrong?”, and jumps to the question of Ice or Heat for injuries and it caught the eye of Dr. Andrew Gross and Dr. Josh Sand at out office because when we were in Chiropractic around five years ago, the automatic correct test […]

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NY Times: Soccer Ball Heading May Cause Concussion Symptoms – Journal of Neurology

So back in 2015 it was all the rage and outrage among those of you in the soccer communities because US Soccer made a mandate to eliminate heading in ages 10 and under as prefaced by this older article on Today.com Link:  http://www.today.com/parents/no-more-heading-us-soccer-out-new-guidelines-youth-soccer-t54971 From NPR: “Over a quarter of a billion people play soccer all […]

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USA Women’s Soccer wins WORLD CUP, but the cool thing is that most played multiple sports in high school!

Reading about the US Women’s World Cup soccer team this beautiful Sunday afternoon led me to an article produced by USA Today stating that most of the players on the team were MULTI-SPORT athletes before focusing on soccer.  In the article written by Martin Rogers for USA Today Sports on July 3rd, 2015, Martin states […]

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