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Any PHYSIOS who can answer a very quick question for me

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DaphneGaffney Fri 27-Nov-15 18:52:11

I have a sore knee (old injury has led to wear and tear/have lost a full thickness patch of cartilage under the knee cap) after a long day today it is aching like hell and is inflamed.

So physio said to put heat on it for pain but sports massage person (who is not treating me) said to put ice on it for swelling.
So heat or cold? I'm confused!

gingeroots Fri 27-Nov-15 19:06:51

I've been told ice ,ice ,ice for inflamation .

If you can't tolerate alternate with warmth but always finish with cold .

BrandNewAndImproved Fri 27-Nov-15 19:09:14

Ice ice baby.

I'm having physio atm and have to ice for a few days after treatment. Heat inflamed it more.

DaphneGaffney Fri 27-Nov-15 19:30:34

Ok! Thanks all! Ice (ice, baby) it is grin

EDisFunny Fri 27-Nov-15 19:32:54

My physiotherapist said they both accomplish the same thing and it is about whatever works best for you or that you can tolerate.

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