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david stryker 06-20-2006 07:12 PM

Question: Hot or cold for cricks?
After a lot of overhead work in hot weather, went into a supermarket; 12 hours later, the spasm, from right neck under the omoplate.
The classic crick. 22 years ago (I'm 41) I got it on both sides after a college basketball game - OK it was a French college :lame:
and had to walk around with a folded newspaper inside a towel around my neck for three days.
I tried frozen peas today (in bag) - and feel a bit better.
I think it was playing around with the thick-bar db at the end of a big workout, plus the temperature changes - amazing how we set ourselves up, isn't it?
So, hot or cold?
Best to all,
David Stryker

Jerimiah Childress 06-21-2006 07:30 AM

Sounds like you need heat for this one. You could use cold, but I would use heat for the symptoms you are describing, as long as there is no pain or other signs of inflammation other than the muscle spasm.

Baron Dorff 06-22-2006 07:22 AM

Just finished dealing with this, but on an even greater scale. Heat was definitely better. I used up a few boxes of those new air activated sticky heat patches... darned good new invention you can wear wherever you go.

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