Know When To Use Heat Or Ice For Different Injuries [Infographic]

When you've got a headache, a sprained ankle, or some other pain, should you ice it or apply heat? Consult this handy reference chart for the solution.

Foot on ice picture from Shutterstock

In addition to telling you whether heat or cold is best for different types of pain, the graphic below also advises using ice for injuries under 6 weeks old and heat for injuries that have lasted longer.(Check out Cleveland Clinic's blog post for more pain relief advice.)

This Chart Tells You When to Use Ice or Heat for Pain

Should You Use Ice or Heat for Pain? (Infographic) [Cleveland Clinic]


    for < 6week injuries, dont you want heat for increased blood flow for healing?
    i thought now days it was ice, heat, ice, heat, ice, heat?

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