Heat and Cold Therapy for Arthritis

Heat and Cold Therapy for Arthritis

Heat and cold can provide much-needed relief to your arthritic joints. It is inexpensive, yet effective. However, it is important to know when it is appropriate to use heat or cold. It is a topic of much confusion as many people do not know if they should be pulling out their heating pad and hot pack, or their ice pack. In what follows, you will gain more understanding as to when to use each one. First of all, keep these things in mind: Cold is used to reduce swelling, inflammation, and the pain related to arthritis. These signs and symptoms...

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