Hot & Cold Packs for Shoulder Pain

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The use of hot or cold packs is still somewhat debatable. Some believe that the swelling/inflammation process is nature’s way of reducing range of motion to allow your body to heal, and that the swelling itself contains the nutrients needed to heal properly. Therefore, do not become overly reliant on either ice or heat. The use of either ice or hot packs is very safe and you should consider them as a first-line treatment. If pain persists, see your doctor or therapist.

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