302 Baldwin St.

Jenison, MI 49428 United States

Icing and Heating Instructions

Icing and heating instructions 

When to Ice?

  • Icing is used to decrease inflammation, muscle spasm, and pain in the first 48-72 hours of an injury or the start of a new pain.  Feel free to bundle up in a blanket.  You are more than welcome to take a warm/hot shower, but avoid letting the water continually hit the area of chief complaint

When to use heat?

  • Moist heat, including hot water bottles, steam towels, hot baths, showers, or heating packs increase blood circulation to soothe and relax sore muscles, joints and ligaments.  
  • Use heat after the 72 hr (3 day) initial period.  

How long? 

  • There are a lot of different recommendations out there for icing and heating, most of which are within therapy standards.  We try to keep it as simple as possible. 
  • Every 2 hours, ice/heat for 15-20 minutes

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9:00am - 12:00pm - 2 Saturdays a Month



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