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Posts Tagged "ice"

The Law of Dual Effect

By on May 18, 2017 in Health, Information, Science | 0 comments

In February, Henna outlined the basics of applying hot and cold to the body as treatment. Today, I want to introduce you to the next level. Primary Effect Initially, when you apply heat to the body, all the small blood vessels open to increase circulation. This is part of the mechanism the body uses to regulate temperature. Conversely, putting cold on the body makes...

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The age long debate: Ice versus Heat

By on Feb 13, 2017 in Health, Information | 0 comments

Ice & Education Since qualifying not long ago (June 2016), I found myself really pushing the ice versus heat debate and encouraging patients to have a more active approach to their lifestyle. Moving about more and improving posture are two key areas. This however is much easier said than done! Heat I have found the majority of patients are clued up on heat as a...

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Injury Basics 2 – Sprains and their treatment

By on Nov 30, 2016 in Health, Science, Sport | 0 comments

Dealing with a sprain A sprain is different from a strain. Muscles get strained, ligaments and the tough capsule around a joint get sprained. Ligaments and joint capsules Ligaments attach bone to bone. They provide the stability in the body and guide joint movement. Ligaments around the joints prevent the surfaces separating too far. They also stop the joint...

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Sciatica

By on Aug 4, 2016 in Health, Information | 0 comments

Sciatica – diagnosis and treatment The term ‘sciatica’ is usually used by people describing the general symptom of pain in the leg. It does however have a very much more specific medical definition. ‘True’ sciatica is pain down the back of the leg in the area that the sciatic nerve controls. This can be from just the back part of the...

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