Heat or Ice for Sports Injuries [Video]
Ask the Expert: Sports Medicine Video Series
About the video: What is best for sports injuries—heat or ice?
Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts share insights on when to choose heat or ice for an injury. Featuring sports medicine specialists, Eric Khetia, MD, and Brent Warner, MD.
Meet Eric Khetia, M.D.
Dr. Khetia’s approach: “My goal is to lead an active, healthy life and to allow my patients to do the same. Restoring them to pre-injury levels of functioning and allowing them to pursue the activities they enjoy inspires me.”
Dr. Khetia’s education: Dr. Khetia completed his undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. For his residency, he participated in the Orthopedic Surgery program at the University of Kansas in Wichita, Kansas. He then went on to complete an Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Meet Brent Warner, M.D.
Dr. Warner’s approach: “As an athlete, I understand the profound impact that an injury can have on a patient’s life and well-being. My goal is to return people to activity as quickly and safely as possible, whether that’s training for an ultramarathon or walking the dog around the block.”
Dr. Warner’s education: Dr. Warner received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC. He completed his medical doctorate at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH, and his residency took place at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. For advanced fellowship training, he attended the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, CO.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise
From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.
Start your journey to stronger, healthier athletic condition. Find your sports medicine expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a sports medicine consultation.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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Eric Khetia, M.D.
“My goal is to lead an active, healthy life and to allow my patients to do the same. Restoring them to pre-injury levels of functioning and allowing them to pursue the activities they enjoy inspires me.”
Brent Warner, M.D.
“As an athlete, I understand the profound impact that an injury can have on a patient’s life and well-being. My goal is to return people to activity as quickly and safely as possible, whether that’s training for an ultramarathon or walking the dog around the block.”
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