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pink
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I just pulled a muscle in my back, from blow drying my hair How does that happen?

Anyway, when I complained to my Mom about the pain, she suggested I put ice on it. Being the cold wimp that I am, I argued that heat would be better. She told me that ice is better for the first 24-48 hours. Why, I asked. Noone knows. Or at least my Mom doesn't.

So does anyone know why ice is better?

And, a piece of interesting trivia-you can pull muscles in your kneck from sneezing. Ouch!

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LilBlueSmurf
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Wow ... i totally knew that ... LOL

No, not really .. hmm ... Don't mind me, the Smurf is in a really weird mood right now.

I use hot ... I always heard that it relaxes your muscles so they sort of unknot themselves, and in turn, you feel better That's what i did when i threw my back out doing the "horizontal mombo" and i got into a tub of hot water and felt bunches better


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I think the whole cold first hot later thing is if you sprain something where there would be some swelling. The cold constricts your blood vessels and keeps the swelling down and once it starts to heal the heat help expand blood vessels and increase circulation which helps it to heal faster. I think. I'm not completely sure so maybe someone else could confirm this for me. But anyway when I pull something I generally just put something warm on it cuz that feels good and helps me relax.
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Heather
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KDX gets the rpize!

Cold compresses reduce swelling or soreness. Warm compresses relax mucles or joints and can help reduce the liklihood of infection with skin wounds.

So, your Mom is right. Cold first, warm later is a smart thing to do.

(And jeez, what kind of hair dryer are you using, girl?)


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i always use icy-hot. it does the work for me since i never knew which was better in the first place.

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Haha

It wasn't actually the hair dryer, but I think I leaned down too fast or something of the like. How typical of me to get hurt by leaning over

Thanks for your replies-I think I'll listen to my Mom more often now!

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Oops! Double Post!

[This message has been edited by pink (edited 04-03-2001).]


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Mother is always right!

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