Monday, May 23, 2011


Hot Therapy vs. Cold Therapy for Treating Minor Injuries from Kayaking, Hiking and Other Sports Activities.

Effective treatment of the minor injuries that occur occasionally in any sport is critical to allow us to continue enjoying our favorite activities.

"In general, a new injury will cause inflammation and possibly swelling. Ice will decrease the blood flow to the injury, thereby decreasing inflammation and swelling. Pain that recurs can be treated with heat, which will bring blood to the area and promote healing." When to Use Hot and Cold Therapy - CNN Health 04mar2011.

It is also important to listen to your body and make good decisions about when to rest, when to resume fitness training after an injury, when to use anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve pain, and when to seek advanced help from a doctor or a physical therapist.

For more information:
Fitness for kayaking, hiking and outdoor sports activities - BRT Insights.

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