Dry Heating pads
Dry therapy can be used for muscle strain, minor aches, pains and stiffness. It is called dry therapy because heat is directly applied to a surface area in a dry state. The heat pad maintains a constant level of dry heat as long as it is plugged. The "dry" heat does have an unwanted side effect of drying out the skin. The dry heat can cause dehydration to the affected area. The most common dry heat application is use of electric heating pads.
Moist Heating Pads
Moist heat therapy is different from dry heat therapy because of moist heat therapy adds some type of moisture source along with heat. Who could benefit from using a moist heating pad? A moist heating pad is ideal for people suffering from arthritis, back or muscle aches and stiffness, neck pain, sprains, strains and sports injuries. As you can see a heating pad helps to relieve pain in many different parts of the body. So having a heating pad on hand in case of an emergency is a smart purchase.
Hot and Cold Therapy
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 either dry heat -- such as heating pads or heat lamps -- or moist heat -- such as warm baths or heated wash cloths. Conversely, cold compresses reduce swelling by constricting blood vessels. While cold packs may be uncomfortable at first, they can numb deep pain.
Hot and cold compression therapy for arthritis.
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.
ThermoActive Hot Cold Compression Therapy Elbow Wrap combines the therapeutic benefits of circumferential compression, cryotherapy (cold) and thermotherapy (heat) treatments into one comfortable and easy to use wrap. The wrap"s adjustable straps and user-adjustable pump allows for the precision application of pressure to each area of the elbow, releasing stiffness, increasing circulation and reducing pain quickly and effectively. Especially suited to treat lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfer"s elbow), olecranon bursitis, tendonitis, cubital tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome and more, the ThermoActive Hot Cold Compression Therapy Elbow Wrap is ideal for any elbow ailment.
PolyGel ThermoActive Hot Cold Compression Ankle Support is a deluxe ankle compression and therapy wrap designed for application after injury or as a pain relief treatment for stiff and sore ankle joints. The removable gel packs can be placed anywhere on the wrap to direct the heating or cooling effects right to the source of the pain. Ideal for treating ankle and foot sprains, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bursitis, arch pain, heel pain and more combines the benefits of therapeutic compression, cryotherapy and thermotherapy into one deluxe joint wrap.
Elasto-Gel Hot and Cold Packs - Back Care The ElastoGel all purpose pack is used to offer hot or cold therapy to any area where a flat, sheet form will suffice. Elasto-Gel therapy products are made utilizing a tough, flexible high glycerine gel that is covered with a four-way stretch material that allows maximum conformity, hot and cold transfer and comfort. The cover is made of a special material that protects your skin from the trauma of cold or heat.
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SKU: A30614 04$149.99Soothing Hot or Cold Therapy for Your neck, shoulders, spine and lower back. Throw it in the freezer, toss it in the microwave - the BackRelieve provides immediate, flexible and fast relief wherever you are, whenever you need it. Learn More
SKU: A20462$89.99ThermoActive Hot and Cold Compression Knee Support Learn More
The ThermiPaq Moist Heat Pain Relief Back Wrap is a therapeutic pain relieving wrap designed with ceramic beads to provide deep penetrating moist heat therapy. The heat transfers slowly over an increased period of time offering relief from sore muscles, aches, spasms, and other back pain. When an affected area has heat applied to it the blood circulation is increased helping to relax tight muscles regaining flexibility and is perfect for arthritis, menstrual cramps, persistent neck and back pain, and fibromyalgia.Learn More
Starting at: $14.99
The ThermiPaq Hot/Cold Pain Relief Wrap is made from a moldable thermal ceramic all-natural, clay-based compound. The flexible clay-based compound absorbs hot & cold temperatures and then slowly releases hot or cold therapy over an extended period of time. Ideal for muscle pain and soreness, arthritis, stress headaches, menstrual cramps, and chronic neck or back stiffness, this therapeutic wrap can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freeze, and the soft fleece sleeve with Velcro® strap creates a secure fit.Learn More
Starting at: $59.99
The Theratherm Digital Moist Heating Pad provides warm relief and relaxation of muscle spasms and inflammation due to strains. Used in doctors offices and by professional athletes, the Theratherm Moist Heating Pad features digital controls that allow to customize your heat therapy session to suit your needs.Learn More
The Therall Moist Heat Therapy Mitt is a unique therapeutic device that provides users with a deep penetrating and soothing moist heat. Especially ideal for those with arthritis, back or muscle aches and stiffness, neck pain and even for those who suffer from sprains, strains and sport injuries, the Therall Therapy Mitt helps soothe and relieve pain in the wrist, hand and fingers.Learn More
The Therall Moist Heat Pad provides therapeutic, moist heat to any part of the body. Made out of a soft material, the Therall Heat Pad is filled with microbeads that absorb and retain moisture; once heated, the microbeads slowly release the moisture for a deep, penetrating heat.Learn More
Therall Joint Warming Knee Support is a lightweight heat therapy device that penetrates deep into aching joints and muscles without the use of external power. This unique and easy to use knee support is made out of a material has ceramic fibers that insulate the joint by retaining heat and slowly reflecting it back into the body, producing long-lasting, soothing relief. With other benefits such as helping increase blood circulation and improving joint mobility, the Therall Knee Support is great for everyday use. Buy the Therall Joint Warming Knee Support today from ActiveForever!Learn More
Starting at: $32.99ThermoActive Hot and Cold Compression Therapy Wrap Learn More
SKU: A20461$69.99ThermoActive Hot Cold Compression Therapy Elbow Wrap Learn More
SKU: A30614 03$149.99Soothing Hot or Cold Therapy for Your neck, shoulders, spine and lower back. Throw it in the freezer, toss it in the microwave - the BackRelieve provides immediate, flexible and fast relief wherever you are, whenever you need it. Learn More