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Avoid the Burn!

If you are suffering with pain, it is likely that at some point you will try ice/heat to help reduce that pain!

Often patients visit us having applied heat or ice to an area.

This patient had laid with a hot water bottle on his back for a few hours which has resulted in this burn.

Whilst heat and ice have many physiological benefits, we need them to be gained safely!

We advise you:

  • Always place a 'barrier' layer/towel in between the heat/ice source and the skin.

  • Only heat/ice for 15-30 minutes at a time

  • Never go to bed lying on the heat pack.


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