If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Experts disagree about the use of heat after an injury. Some experts:
If you have diabetes or have areas of chronic numbness, do not use heat unless your doctor has told you to do so. Lack of feeling in the area could cause a burn.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||June 27, 2012|
Last Revised: June 27, 2012
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