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When should I treat a muscle injury with heat?

Gerald M. Silverman
Chiropractic Medicine
Starting the third day after a trauma or overexertion injury, if there is no longer any burning or swelling in the muscles, you can apply mild, nonpenetrating heat for no more than fifteen minutes every other hour. Prolonged heat will cause prolonged weakness, soreness, and pain and should never be used in the presence of severe sharp, shooting, or stabbing pain.
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