Shaun Murphy, MPT

Shaun Murphy, Physical Therapist

Question: When I have an injury, do I use ice or heat?

Answer: If you have a strain or sprain, the rule of thumb for acute injuries is to intermittently put ice on it for the first 72
hours. This will help reduce inflammation caused from the injury. Ice helps minimize inflammation while constricting
blood vessels. Heat will dilate the blood vessels and cause additional inflammation. Please contact Shaun at our STARS
Eagle Location at 367-5400 to schedule an appointment or if you have additional questions.