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FAQ for Physiotherapists – Hot or cold for pain?

hot or cold for pain box

Hot or cold, which should I use to relieve my pain? This is not one of those questions that has a simple one word answer. I wish it was but it actually requires some thought and a bit of an explanation. Let’s get started. How does heat relieve pain? When you place a hot pack …

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ABC of Acute Back Pain

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I recently injured my lower back. It happened in typical fashion, not whilst doing the heavy activity (in my case a harder mountain biking session than usual) but rather during a rest break as I was throwing an empty wrapper into a bin. I got stuck and every slight movement resulted in sharp pain.   …

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