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Ice Or Heat Better For Pain Relief

Posted by Nigel Chua on

Cold therapy and heat therapy have both been used for centuries to help treat everything from injuries to muscle stiffness. Whether you use ice or heat for pain depends on what is causing the pain. Neither is ideal for all types of pain. Each form of treatment has its own uses. The two can also be alternated as well. It’s simply not possible to get through life without tearing a ligament, straining a muscle, suffering from knee pain, being injured in some way, suffering a headache, etc. When experiencing any type of pain, it’s important to know whether heat, ice,...

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Electric Heat Pack Sandwich

Posted by Nigel Chua on

This is my preferred and favorite method of introducing heat packs to my or patients' hands for hand therapy, and it's also applicable for warming cold, cramping or painful feet too. The basis of this electrical heat pack sandwich is simply: Two towel-wrapped electrical heat packs, Sandwiching hands or feet or limbs This is what it will generally look like: So the electrical Heat Sandwich will consist of 7 layers Towel Electrical Heat Pack Towel (1-2 layers) Hands / Feet Towel (1-2 layers) Electrical Heat Pack Towel Note that there is 1-2 layers of towel to protect the electrical heat...

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Dry Heat VS Moist Heat

Posted by Nigel Chua on

Dry Heat VS Moist Heat – Which is Better? Heat therapy can be very beneficial if used correctly. Ideal for a variety of problems ranging from chronic lower back pain to stiff muscles, heating therapy products are often preferred over more invasive types of treatment. They are also used to supplement other types of pain treatments. However, if used incorrectly, the pain could actually worsen. You’ve probably aware of many of the products out there, including heating pads, wraps, heating towels, electric heating pads, heat/ice ointments, etc. but which ones really work? Do any of them really offer pain relief?...

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Electric Heat Pack Safety, Precautions And Contraindications

Posted by Nigel Chua on

Inasmuch as I love using and prescribing electrical heat packs to patients, family and friends, there are safety, precaution and contraindications to be mindful of. Electric heat packs can cause burns when not handled well. However, when handled well and safely - it is a great heat therapy tool with a lot of benefits and applications. Do not use our electrical heat packs with/when: before use, always check the condition of the electrical heat pack to ensure it's in good shape/condition for use (no punctures, no exposed wires etc) always use with the electrical heat pack cover on do not...

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Relieve Arthritis Pain Naturally

Posted by Nigel Chua on

Even though arthritis cannot be cured, that does not mean that all hope is lost. You can still manage the pain and relieve the stiffness without having knee or hip replacement surgery. Arthritis is typically treated with painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications. However, as with all medications, these come with potential side effects. Thankfully, there are natural remedies you can use to relieve arthritis pain. Note: if you are currently on any type of medication, do not discontinue it without your doctors’ permission. Here are some tips for relieving the pain and stiffness in natural ways: Get more exercise Just because...

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