What is the difference between hot and cold therapy in physiotherapy?

Hot and cold therapy is commonly used in physiotherapy for pain relief and healing. Cold therapy involves applying cold to reduce swelling and numb pain, while heat therapy involves applying heat to increase blood flow and reduce muscle spasms. Cold therapy is typically used for acute injuries, while heat therapy is used for chronic conditions. Both should be used under the guidance of a physiotherapist to avoid worsening an injury or condition.

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