Friday, February 28, 2014

Sports Injury treatment

Many of us have suffered from injuries during and after affects of sporting activities and as a weekend warrior around the garden.
The question always asked is what form of treatment should I use for these injuries, should I use hot or cold.
here are a few tips on how you should apply these treatments.
Do you know when to use ice and when to use heat on a sports injury? Most people know to apply ice to an acute injury, like a sprained ankle, but aren't so sure when to use heat. The following guidelines will help you sort it out.

Cold Therapy 

Cold therapy with a Warm Buddy heat pack taken from the freezer is the best immediate treatment for acute injuries because it reduces swelling and pain.

Heat Therapy

Heat is generally used for chronic injuries or injuries that have no inflammation or swelling. Sore, stiff, nagging muscle or joint pain is ideal for the use of heat therapy. Athletes with chronic pain or injuries may use heat therapy before exercise to increase the elasticity of joint connective tissues and to stimulate blood flow. Heat can also help relax tight muscles or muscle spasms.
Warm Buddy have been making therapeutic products since 1996 that are approved medical devices for the relief of pain and stress.
Please let us know if you have any questions related to this article.

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