Ice or heat?

Hi all. Just wondering how many of u use ice packs and heat to deal with osteoarthritis pain? I find ice helps relieve my knee pain while a hot water bottle helps ease my back pain.


  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,490

    Just like you it varies!

    My inflammatory arthritis likes cool and my OA joints like warmth.

    I believe people use both for actual injuries🤔

  • Shortstuff
    Shortstuff Member Posts: 16

    I use aloe heat lotion by forever living

  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,742

    I found heated wheat bags helped my hip. Too chicken to try the ice packs - I’m a heat seeker by nature. (Although I did use a sacrificial bag of frozen peas when I first came back from THR to help take down the swelling in my rump).