Ice or Heat?
Ice vs Heat for Treating Bursitis
I get asked which is best ICE or HEAT all the time.
Combining cold and warmth is a simple yet effective way to get immediate pain relief and promote long-term healing. In your lifetime you've probably had your mom, family doctor, nurse, surgeon or physical therapist tell you to use ice right after you're injured and something warm from time to time once the swelling's gone down. So for my money the answer is ICE! you just cannot go wrong. It's a simple yet very effective way to relieve pain and promote healing in your injured bursa.
When dealing with bursitis pain it's hard to know what treatment will work best for you. - icing and heating have been around for centuries and have always been used for bursa injury healing as a means to soothe and heal.
Here are just some of the benefits you'll get from using these therapies.
What's Better to Treat Your Bursitis: Ice or Heat? Ice and heat are the best treatment combination for you if:
What's better for your bursa injury? Ice or heat? You're looking to heal bursitis quickly and want to boost the natural power of pain relief and healing in your body. You want to minimize the cost of injections, medications, hospital visits or surgery. You want to minimize the time needed for long-term healing (and get back to work quickly) You want to reduce the chance of re-injuring your bursa. You want to reduce the chance of secondary injuries that long term bursitis can bring. You want to control your own treatment and healing at home, on your own time. You're looking for a tried, tested, and true method of healing that's been used for centuries and has worked for countless other bursitis pain sufferers.
If you want to be proactive about properly dealing with your bursitis pain, let a physicla therpiest from Lakeway Aquatic PT help with your pain.