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Should I use ice or heat for my arthritis pain?
A common question that I hear is whether to use ice or heat for aches and pains. The general rule is that in the first 48 hours after an injury, ice should be used to reduce inflammation. After the first 48 hours, ice or heat may be used. The common sense advice is: use what works! If ice makes the pain feel better, then use that. If heat makes the pain feel better, that is okay, too.
Ice is an excellent anti-inflammatory while heat is good at relaxing and loosening muscles. Before beginning an exercise session, gentle warming in combination with gentle stretching can be used to help loosen the muscles and prepare them for exercise. After exercising, ice is good to help reduce any inflammation that may have occurred while performing activities.
In someone who has a baseline of mild aches and then suffers an exacerbation, ice is generally still a good modality to use for the first 48 hours after the exacerbation.
I am now two weeks post-op from my most recent surgeries on my foot and leg due to osteoarthritis. Although these were #8, and #9 for me, they somehow don't seem to get easier to handle. There are many things that need to be done pre-op. I knew, in advance, because of the extensive surgery on my foot, that I would not be allowed to walk for at least 2 MONTHS!
This has made my life a touch challenging. I love to cook and tried to grocery shop and prepare as much as possible before the siege began. I made a variety of small meatloaves, chicken noodle and vegetable soups, etc. to freeze in individual portions since I live alone. I also froze bagels, muffins, hamburger patties, and other things individually.
When I returned home, post-op, I was met with a mountain of stairs (I have many steps outside my house and, since it is a split-foyer, lots more stairs inside). After trying to discover an easy solution to this, my friend and I ...
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