Do I use
ice or heat?
Definition of inflammation- Derived from the term
inflammare: To set on fire!
The essential process, regardless of the causative
agent, is characterized by local heat, swelling, redness and
pain.-New Gould Medical Dictionary
Inflammation occurs to stop the joint and
surrounding tissue from moving. The problem is that we need to move
and every time we move more inflammation is produced. Don't add fuel
to the fire! Ice is always the best choice as it provides a cooling
affect especially for acute(new) or flared up chronic(old) injuries.