When there is body pain and person experiences stiffness in the muscles heat therapy is one such treatment which helps in relieving this pain. Heat increases the blood flow throughout the body and dilates the blood vessels in the area and in turn, relieves pain.
For this purpose, there are various devices which release this pain and stiffness. These devices are called as heating pads. The heating pads or mats are of different types; electrical, chemical and hot water bottles or bags.
1. Instant relief from pain and stiffness
3. Temperature can be controlled
5. Velcro strap helps to tighten and loosen the heating pad.
6. Flexible and light
1. Relieves soreness
2. Relieves stress and tension
3. Heals injuries
4. Relieves muscle stiffness
5. Soothes backaches
6. Relieves sprains
7. Relieves joint and muscle pain
1. Electrical Heating Pad
The heating pad generally consists of four layers of soft insulation with an imported long-lasting heating coil on both sides for ideal comfort. It also consists of an in-built twin thermostat which guarantees safety.
The heating pad has three temperature settings for pain relief and can be controlled using a remote. It consists of a belt with a Velcro strap for the perfect fit and adjustment.
2. Hot water bottle or bag
The hot water bottles or bag is any container in which hot water is filled and then closed with a stopper typically to provide warmth when in bed. It is used for application of heat to the body part that is in pain.
These are either made of natural rubber or PVC with a plastic stopper. Some of them are also made up of silicone.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long one should use a heating pad?
One should never lie on the heating pad but, the heating pad should be applied to the particular area for not more than 20 minutes. The temperature of the heating pad should just warm the area and that it should not be too hot that it burns the skin.
2. What is the heating pad good for?
Heat treatments like warm baths and a heating pad work best for soothing stiffness in the joints and tired muscles. Heat increases the circulation and provides required nutrients to the joints and the muscles which help in getting the body ready for further activities.
3. Are heating pads good for back pain?
Muscle spasms in the lower back generate sensations ranging from mild to sharp lower back pain. Heat treatment helps to ease out pain from the muscle spasm and related tightness in the lower back.
Where to buy it?
Heating Pads are available in Hyderabad at:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: H.No 1-100, G2, Hitech City main road, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Nizampet X road, Near Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072