This Chart Shows You When To Use Ice Or Heat For Your Pain

Good to know!

Let’s face it.  It’s confusing as to when to apply a heat pad or when you should get out the ice pack.  Thankfully, the good folks at the Cleveland Clinic have created this handy dandy chart to help figure out what’s best for each situation.

As an example, it suggests to use ice for injuries that have occurred in the last six weeks and to use heat for more longer term injuries.

Be sure to check out Cleveland Clinic’s story for more information on the chart.

H/T:  Lifehacker