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Acute vs. Chronic

Acute Injury

Sudden onset sharp pain due to trauma, usually short-lived. Common signs include pain, redness, swelling and inflammation.

Chronic Injury

Develops slowly over time, and although it can come and go, is longer lasting. They are sometimes a result of overuse activities, but can develop if an acute injury does not heal properly.

Hot vs. Cold

Heat Therapy

Heat therapy is best for chronic pain and injuries without swelling. Heat relaxes tight muscles and stimulates blood flow.

Cold Therapy

Cold therapy is best immediately following an acute injury or after activity with chronic injury to reduce swelling and pain.

Muscle aches Sprains/Strains
Cramps Bruises
Arthritis Headaches
Tension Toothaches

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This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a doctor with any questions regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read here.

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