It doesn’t matter what sport you are playing or the type of injury that you sustain, one of the most common questions that we’re asked at our practice is whether to apply heat or ice to the injury. It’s not always a straightforward answer, and the method that you choose can greatly affect the speed of your recovery.
Shoulder and upper extremity injuries are very common. Many of them result from years of cumulative injuries punctuated by a trauma such as a motor vehicle accident, falls, or sports injuries. These injuries cost consumers, their employers and insurance companies billions of dollars a year in treatment and productivity losses.