Heat Therapy for Pain – Here's What You Absolutely NEED to KNOW About Thermotherapy!
When you've got pain, soreness and stiffness, Heat Therapy is a soothing godsend. But there are a few things you need to know before applying heat, and we're here to shed some very important light.
Plain and simple, muscle pain responds quite well to heat. It increases blood-flow to the muscles while increasing circulation and healing from soreness and pain. Thermotherapy is perfect for relieving achy soreness, muscle knots, spasms, muscle tightness and stiffness. It is mostly good for non-inflammatory pain, like the acute soreness you get for days after your first round of golf or a long first bike ride of the season. It's also effective for relieving muscle knots and trigger points.
Heat acts like a natural analgesic, penetrating the skin's tissue while loosening up those tight muscles. That's why a hot bath or shower can be so effective as moist heat really gets down into the muscles. One amazing way to apply heat therapy while moving about your day are Rapid Relief Wrap compression garments made for backs, knees, and shoulders. They have built-in pockets for a heat gel pack that you pop in the microwave, strap on in seconds, and go about your day while getting the relief you need.
Now, what's equally as important to know is what heat therapy should NOT be used for. You NEVER want to apply heat to fresh injuries, pulled muscles, swelling, bruises, or any part of the body that is inflamed. (Think about it: put heating heat of something that is inflamed will make it even more inflamed!). These are the times you want to use ice (cryotherapy).
So, before go reaching for any pain medications to relieve soreness, try applying heat therapy and see what kind of results you achieve.
Copper Fit Rapid Relief Wraps for Hot & Cold Therapy – Stay mobile while you recover with targeted pain management to sore muscles and joints. Rapid Relief Wraps are anatomically designed for each body part, featuring an interior pouch for its customized pliable hot and cold gel pack. For heat therapy, place it in the microwave (according to instructions), for cold therapy, place it in the freezer. Our revolutionary design allows you to stay mobile during recovery.