Category: Heat

RICE-to-PEACE-and-LOVE Jan15th 2021


Have you ever wondered if you should use ice or heat for pain or an injury? You may have heard of the acronym RICE in the past. An article published earlier this year adds some newer components to this well-known acronym. It is now recommended to use PEACE after a more recent injury and LOVE

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When to use Heat or Ice for Pain

Sep11th 2018

Rebecca Paratore, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Heat helps increase blood flow to the area which can help with achy or stiff joints and relax tense muscles. Heat should be applied to the area for 15-20 minutes and should be warm not hot. Using heat can help relieve stiff arthritic joint pain and relax tense neck muscles

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