Ice it or Heat it? What To Do About 6 Common Sports Injuries

Yahoo Health—April 23, 2015

Yahoo Health staff writer, Ashley Macha, provides health solutions and treatment for six common sports injuries. 
Macha notes one of the key elements of proper treatment is knowing when to ice and heat an injury.

“You should never heat the immediate area after injury,” says Erin Corbo, PDT, physical therapist at Hospital for Special Surgery. “As a rule of thumb, between five to seven days after immediate injury, you should always ice.”

Readers can learn the best treatment for sports injuries, like a rolled ankle, pulled hamstring, shoulder pain, shin splints, pulled groin muscles, and overused IT band.

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