Heat or Ice?

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    Jan 11, 2011 12:17 PM GMT
    This morning I was working out chest. It was a great start of my day's training. I had warmed my body up with a good 3 mile run. Got a good 3 set incline dumbbell press in. Then I moved over to the smith machine to work flat bench. I like to use the smith machine for safety reasons. Well, I was in the middle of my set when I felt a ripping sensation and some pain. I immediately re-racked the weight and did some light stretching. The rest of my training was super light and I even ended it early. My upper chest is tender near my shoulder but no bruising. My question is, which is best to use on my chest, ice or heat? Thanks for your input.
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    Jan 11, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    Both...cold at the onset of an injury or during period of inflammation will reduce swelling by numbing your nerve endings.

    Heat-Later on... will help relax the muscles and get blood flowing back into the area to promote healing.