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08-16-2012, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Geo73 View Post
Heat increases blood flow which helps get the bodies natural analgesics to the area affected. The heat has a soothing effect and prevents spasms. Don't use heat on a new injury though as the increase in blood flow can increase swelling, ice is a much better treatment on
new injuries.
That's basically it. Ice after game/practice/injury to manage swelling. Heat the next day to ease away the pain. Takes some getting used to, but it's definitely worth the benefits.

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