Heat and cold are the two most common types of noninvasive and nonaddictive pain-relief therapies for muscle and joint pain. Which one you use depends on whether the pain is new or recurring.
In general, a new injury will cause inflammation and possibly swelling. Cold Therapy will decrease the blood flow to the injury, thereby decreasing inflammation and swelling. Pain that recurs can be treated with Heat Therapy, which will bring blood to the area and promote healing.
Tips on the use of Heat Therapy and Cold Therapy:
Don’t apply heat for longer than 20 minutes, unless your doctor or physical therapist recommends longer.
Don’t use heat if there’s swelling. Use cold first, then heat.
Don’t use heat if you have poor circulation or diabetes.
Don’t use heat on an open wound or stitches.
By the University of Rochester Medical Center
Our wraps are designed to fit comfortably on your body for maximum heat or cold benefits. Heat in the microwave for a moist, deep penetrating heat that relaxes and soothes tired, aching muscles and joints. Increases circulation.
For cold therapy place in a plastic bag and into your freezer. Can go from freezer into microwave.
Follow the tips laid out above for heat therapy and cold therapy.
BLOOD VESSEL DILATION
Heat therapy can affect the circulatory system by dilating blood vessels. This increases your body's ability to provide oxygen to all of its parts, and can be very beneficial to the healing processes of damaged tissue-increased oxygen flow also provides a surplus of energy, promoting a more rapid regeneration and healing process than your tissues might otherwise experience.
MOBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY
For many athletes-particularly those dealing with tender or strained muscles-warming up is key. This is most commonly done through stretching, but it can also be achieved through heat therapy. Heat treatments allow soft tissues to move with more freedom and a reduced risk of injury, and also creates a sense of comfort in those locations. For this type of treatment, heat therapy is usually regional and focused on a particular area rather than applied to the entire body. It can be very effective in limbering up the back and increasing flexibility in muscle groups.
Apr. 25, 2010 | By Jonathan Croswell
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