Using Icy Hot / Mineral Ice / Biofreeze

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    Jul 17, 2008 7:25 AM GMT
    When your muscles are sore, i heard that its not safe to use mental heat/cold things cause it can destroy the tissue, is this true? icon_question.gif
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    Jul 17, 2008 2:26 PM GMT
    no ice etc is used to reduce the inflammation in the area....whereas heat products such as deep heat are used to promote inflammation...using ice products wont damage the tissues it will only slow down inflammation
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    Jul 17, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    BH_nexus saidno ice etc is used to reduce the inflammation in the area....whereas heat products such as deep heat are used to promote inflammation...using ice products wont damage the tissues it will only slow down inflammation


    not ice products, i ment creams like icyhot biofreeze, or mineral ice.
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    Jul 17, 2008 5:58 PM GMT
    Biofreeze rocks!
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    Jul 17, 2008 9:30 PM GMT
    Auryn saidBiofreeze rocks!


    A to the MEN!!!! I couldnt live without it!
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    Jul 17, 2008 9:52 PM GMT
    It's true, Biofeeze does rock.
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    Jul 18, 2008 3:47 AM GMT
    I like biofreeze. We used it in college in conjuction with ultrasound to promote pain relief. That active ingredient in most of these heating rubs is capsaicin--the same chemical that gives peppers thier heat. What most of these do is cause an irritation on the surface of the skin and that interferes with the pain signal from the muscle. The inflammation that occurs is due to this irriation and is what warms up the muscle, not the cream itself. There is no harm using them, unless it gives you a false sense of security and you over-exert yourself, causing injury.
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    Jul 18, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    If I was going to rub something hot on me to make me feel good, it would be fitguymike!icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 18, 2008 4:06 AM GMT
    I hear I'm good for muscle soreness icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 18, 2008 4:07 AM GMT
    fitguymike saidI hear I'm good for muscle soreness icon_twisted.gif
    And a sight for SORE EYES!! icon_cool.gif