Let’s face it. It’s confusing as to when to apply a heat pad or when you should get out the ice pack. Thankfully, the good folks at the Cleveland Clinic have created this handy dandy chart to help figure out what’s best for each situation. As an example, it suggests to use ice for
ice pack device from socks ... buy knee-high basic tube socks (...without heels...). Overlap them at the toes and stitch two lines...ice packs will fit in each side of the socks...overlapped section goes at your chin...ends of the socks are tied up over the top of your head...chin will be comfortable and the ice will be held at just the right spots on your cheeks while a thin layer of cloth will protect your skin. I found a 2-inch overlap worked best.