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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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What is Active Release Technique and what makes it different from regular Chiropractic?

What is Active Release Techniques (ART) to Individuals, Athletes, and Patients? ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Plantar fasciitis, back pain, shin splints, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, knee problems, sciatica are just […]

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