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    Default Hot Pack Or Cold Pack: Which One To Reach For When Injured Or In Pain

    Andrew Lavender
    September 7 2021

    When you injure yourself, you may reach for a hot or a cold pack. Which option is better depends on the nature of your pain, what caused it and how long you’ve had it.
    Heat therapy, sometimes called thermotherapy, involves applying heat to an injury or painful area on the body. Hot water bottles or pads that can be heated in a microwave oven are commonly used. Cold therapy, or cryotherapy, can come in the form of water bottles or pads cooled in a fridge or freezer.


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    Default Re: Hot Pack Or Cold Pack: Which One To Reach For When Injured Or In Pain

    To be honest, I prefer nothing to either treatment. In situation where cold is called for, it just seems to exacerbate the pain.
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    Default Re: Hot Pack Or Cold Pack: Which One To Reach For When Injured Or In Pain

    In general, I’m opposed to most cold therapy. Cold is used to reduce swelling, but it also slows down circulation. Which, by definition, slows the body’s response, slowing healing.

    I’ve come to believe that many things we do are impairing our body’s ability to heal. We have been taught to fear fever. But fever is useful. It is rare for a fever to go high and stay there. Taking fever-reducers for a low grade fever is detrimental and prolongs the illness. Fever has a purpose! So does the swelling they are reducing with cold therapy.

    It is hard to be patient enough to let our bodies heal naturally.

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    Default Re: Hot Pack Or Cold Pack: Which One To Reach For When Injured Or In Pain

    I think you are spot on, Katie. Some traditional beliefs, upon investigation, prove to be unhelpful or even harmful. Fever is an excellent example. Our bodies generate fever for a reason and we need to let it work through and do its job to attack and destroy infectious invaders.
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