Moist heat or ice pack therapy is applied to the affected area to either dialate or constrict blood vessels in the region which helps reduce pain, swelling, inflammation, and facilitate healing.
Hot and cold therapy is an an excellent way to help with muscle spasms, and is known to help soothe or numb painful areas, while providing relief to the affected soft tissues. Commonly used in sports medicine, its power to ease pain and decrease inflammation can be helpful to those in rehabilitation programs for injuries or who have chronic pain.
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