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If you ever have a sore muscle. One thing you can do is take a regular sock and put a handful of rice. Tie the sock upp and microwave it for half a minute. It works great better than an ice pack and cheaper than a store bought hot patch. emoticon

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  • Actually for an injury on joints like elbows, shoulders, wrists, knees, or ankles cold packs are really only good for about the first 48 hours. After that it's best to apply hot compresses to the area for about 15-20 minutes at a time several times a day and do range-of-motion exercises afterwards while the heat has the tendons and ligaments loosened up...it'll keep them from stiffening up while recovering. - by ASTEIN76
  • I keep my rice sock in the freezer for when I need some cold. - by SONORANARIZONAN
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    but ice and heat are often used for differeent things.
    Heat is for strains Ice for bruising and swelling.
    All depends and sometimes both is good on and off
    emoticon - by SOULOFADANCER

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