Thursday, April 4, 2013

Arthritis and heat therapy

 Arthritis and heat Therapy

How heat therapy can help arthritis sufferers.
Is there anything you can do about the pain and stiffness of arthritis? Perhaps you’ve heard that heat or cold therapy can help relieve pain and are wondering if it’s worth giving them a try. Well, it is.
Many arthritis doctors recommend both heat and cold treatments to help reduce inflammation and ease the pain and stiffness that comes with arthritis. It may take a little “trial and error” to learn which therapy works best for your pain. But by staying with it, you may find the right combination of hot packs and ice packs to get the most relief from pain and make it easier to manage arthritis. If pain persists, be sure to talk with your doctor.
Body wrap warm moist heat,also can use hot or cold

How Does Heat and Cold Help Arthritis Pain?

Heat or cold therapy works by stimulating your body’s own healing force. For instance, heat dilates the blood vessels, stimulates blood circulation, and reduces muscle spasms. In addition, heat alters the sensation of pain. You can use heat — such as heating pads or — or moist heat — Warm Buddy heat packs.
Here are one of our most popular heat packs for warming joints:

Use hot or cold
Conversely, cold compresses reduce swelling by constricting blood vessels. While cold packs may be uncomfortable at first, they can numb deep pain.
Using the Warm Buddy heat packs as cold packs, just place the pack in a freezer bag and place in freezer for a couple of hours and this will help reduce pain and swelling.
Here are some more heat packs that will really help

No comments: