Cold Pack Therapy - When to use cold

Cold Pack Therapy can be very useful in alleviating aches and pains caused by new injuries and as well as long term aliments such as arthritis and bursitis.

Cold therapy is one of the simplest, least expensive and most effective methods of pain relief.

Cold treatments work best for bouts of pain, numbing the area and decreasing the pain. For a list of items that can be treated by cold and heat see Heating pads for pain relief.

It is important to know when to apply heat and when to apply cold. Also important is when not to use heat and cold and that long term use can be detrimental.

For more information on Cold Pack Therapy and Heat theraphy and the difference click here.