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Hot or Cold Therapy?

Gao Yang

A few things you want to consider before you reach for the ice pack or heating pad; heat has the ability to make our muscles respond in a relaxed state.  While heat causes temporary circulation to occur on contact (also known as a vasodilator), cold therapy reduces inflammation by constricting blood flow (also known as vasocontriction).  

Here is a great short read on do's and don'ts for HOT and COLD therapy.