Some like it hot… or cold!

Good Health (Australia) - - Contents -

A cool com­press or heat pack can bring re­lief to many ail­ments, says He­len Foster.

hen it comes to fight­ing aches and pains, painkillers aren’t the only so­lu­tion. Sim­ply ap­ply­ing some­thing cold or hot to the area has also been proven to help – but which should you use on your prob­lem? Here’s our guide… “Keep­ing the back mo­bile helps re­cov­ery from most back in­juries and the use of heat helps keep you mov­ing as it im­proves blood flow and in­creases syn­ovial fluid which helps the joints of the spine move more easily,” says phys­io­ther­a­pist Ryan Ebert from Mel­bourne’s Health­logic.

”Try a sim­ple wheat bag heat pack warmed in the mi­crowave and ap­plied to the back for 15 to 20 min­utes. If things don’t im­prove, see a pro­fes­sional.”

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