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I have muscle inflammation near the shoulder joint. am I supposed to apply hot pack or cold pack?
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani (PT)
20 yrs. of exp | Noida | Physiotherapist

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Cold pack for first 48 hrs. Hot pack after that.
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Dr. Yogishwar Av
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Ice pack is always preferred whenever there is inflammation. U can also use some gel for local releif. It is always better to consult the Orthopedic Surgeon if no releif in couple of days.
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Don't use hot water bag. Done use icepack directly,cover with a cloth and then use
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Dr. Anuradha Sharma
9 yrs. of exp | Noida | Clinical Physiotherapist
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Ultrasonic therapy  for few days to reduce inflammation
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Dr. Kshama Dhawan
6 yrs. of exp | Mumbai | Trauma & Orthopedic Physiotherapist
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Ice pack- 10-12min, repeat 5-6 times a day.
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Dr. Tanuj Garg (PT)
8 yrs. of exp | Noida | Physiotherapist
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The answer to your problem is cold pack... it is really useful when ever there is a problem in muscle...u can also go for Ultrasound and LASER sessions...followed by exercises at later stages...take care get well soon...
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