Always confused whether to use hot or cold compress on your sore? Here's an easy way to remember which is best, heat relaxes muscles and ice relieves swelling. So if you get sore muscles from cleaning all day or overdoing a workout, use a heating pad or soak in a hot bath. For injuries, like a twisted ankle, put an ice bag on the injured area for 20 minutes every 3 to four hours.
Funny you should mention this stuff. Right now my Queen has a sore upper arm. I told her it was because she lugs a heavy purse around every day. She should alternate arms when carrying something heavy. What do you think? Hot press, or icepack?