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Ice or heat?

Posted by Buck T. on 9/09/03 at 10:58 (129271)

For flareups of Pf, which is best -- ice or heat. Know it's been discussed before, but can't find post. I've heard use cold first day, then follow with heat. Also heard use cold all the time. And, I've heard alternate the two.

Re: Ice or heat?

Dr. Z on 9/09/03 at 13:06 (129287)

I like to use ice for severe heel pain only. Heat is used in all other cases.. You can also use contrast baths which is heat ice heat five minutes each twice daily

Re: Ice or heat?

Buck T. on 9/10/03 at 09:03 (129417)

Thanks, Dr. Z. This makes sense.