Heat and Ice therapy
Heat and ice therapy are mostly preferred for reliving the patients from pain, swelling and inflammation. Heat or Ice, the most common question asked for this therapy. Ice therapy is used to reduce swelling. Heat is used to relax the muscles, improve circulation and reduce chronic pain.
Heat and ice both do the same thing in case muscular pain and spasms. Heat circulates the blood to cool down the area in contact of heat and hence reduce the signals of pain. Similarly ice cools the affected area for which body has to regulate more blood to affected area which heats the area and promote healing.