Ice or Heat for Injury

By Mary Collins

June 18, 2010 Updated May 1, 2008 at 10:29 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, IN (Indiana's NewsCenter) ---

Whether your an athlete or not you still need to know the best way to treat those dreaded aches and pains.

In this report Dr. Jamey Gordon with Fort Wayne Physical Medicine shows us how to treat those unwanted strains that often go hand-in hand with every day life.

He also shows us the key to proper icing and tells us when to avoid using heat.

Dr. Gordon also reveals the exact amount of time you should use these methods for easing your pain.

You'll also learn why the key to healing your next migraine headache could be in your freezer and not in your medicine chest.

And forget doling out big bucks for expensive heating and cooling devices this method of healing can be inexpensive and easy.

This story is one in a series to help get you ready for Indiana''s NewsCenter's Fort-4-Fitness Challenge.

Chances are you or someone you know needs to make a life style change.

Maybe you have high cholesterol, need to shed a few pounds, or you battle high blood pressure. Whatever your challenge, one thing's for sure: being active will help.

September 27, 2008, hundreds of people will fill Fort Wayne's streets in the first "Fort 4 Fitness" half marathon.

We're challenging you to be among them, and until that day, Indiana's NewsCenter will be helping to inspire you to do just that.

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