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hot or cold for a torn ligament

(5 Posts)
giraffesCantRunA10k Wed 17-Jun-09 21:34:02

Which would be of more use? If any?

GeckoLovingHornedThing Wed 17-Jun-09 21:35:19

hot dh says
unless it is swollen in which case cold to reduce swelling

Elk Wed 17-Jun-09 21:41:05

When I tore my knee ligament a few years ago I used a cold compress on and off for the first few days. I didn't have any swelling though (but I don't seem to for some reason).

giraffesCantRunA10k Wed 17-Jun-09 21:41:06

Ah good, hot sounds more comfortable anyway. Its really sore just now and I feel like I want something on it but have no idea how you decide! Thanks

giraffesCantRunA10k Wed 17-Jun-09 21:42:51


It doesnt look swollen, but the injury is 6 weeks old now anyway. Have had problems with it swelling and cutting off the nerves if I use it too much but its just pain today.

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