Answers to Common Hip Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about hip arthritis.

Should you use heat or ice for joint pain?

Dr. Ryan Bauman talks about the use of heat and ice for joint pain. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Treatments with heat or ice may alleviate pain or treat inflammation in some types of arthritis, according to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationOff Site Icon.

Hip pain can be chronic, and ice packs can be effective for that type of discomfort, according to the Arthritis Foundation Off Site Icon. A cold pack can numb pain and decrease swelling and inflammation, according to the AF.

Talk to your doctor about treating joint pain with heat or ice.

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Source: Ryan Bauman, MD, Orthopedic Institute of Dayton

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