1. Acute Vs. Chronic Pain, Hot Vs. Cold Treatment
  • TREATMENT DEPENDS ON INJURY TYPE

    ACE™ Brand Hot/Cold Compress Application

    ACUTE VS. CHRONIC INJURY

    • 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.
      Muscle aches, Cramps, Arthritis, Tension
       

      Cold Therapy
      Cold therapy is best immediately following an acute injury or after activity with chronic injury to reduce swelling and pain.
      Sprains/Strains, Bruises, Headaches, Toothaches