First, the benefits of hot therapy
1, relieve pain;
2, ease the stiffness;
3, reduce muscle spasms;
4, relax the strained muscles and joints;
5, to restore soft tissue normal softness;
Second, the benefits of cold therapy
Promote capillary contraction
2. Reduce bleeding
3. Relieve fatigue
Third, cold and hot therapy options
Choose cold therapy: The first two to three days of acute injury are to be iced. After the rehabilitation function after surgery, it must be iced in time. (Just stomping, falling, sprains, physical impact, etc.)
Acute injury: Acute injuries often occur due to sudden trauma (such as falls, sprains, and physical shocks), and pain symptoms occur instantly. After injury, bleeding, inflammatory reactions, swelling, and pain occur locally.
The right way to apply ice: Use a mixture of ice and water to place the towel on the area where ice is needed, about 15 to 20 minutes for each ice, and 1-2 hours for each ice. After the pain is not too obvious, ice can be applied every 2-3 hours.
Choose hot therapy: Use chronic heat damage. Such as lumbar muscle strain, frozen shoulder and so on.
Chronic Injury: There are usually no sudden traumatic injuries, which slowly develop on the basis of repeated straining and overuse after a long period of time.
The correct method of hot therapy: hot bottles, hot towels, hot towel or hot pack on the market are needed for hot therapy. Heat treatment is usually applied for about 15-20 minutes once a day. The temperature of hot pack is about 40 degrees.