No matter what Electrical Heat Therapy we do for exercise, there are times when our muscles are aching and sore. For those of us who playing a sport or work out religiously, probably have this type of pain quite often. Electric Heat Pads are great for this type of muscle pain, and work better than most massage contraptions that are available in the market today.
Heating Pads soothe painful, aching arthritic joints. Dry heat, moist heat or microwaveable wraps offer relief.
Cramps can be a discomfort for many, and for some of us, they knock us to our knees. When cramps get this bad, they are often accompanied by a nasty little back pain that won’t go away. This is when Electric Pads are help you get rid of the pain. The heat from these pads radiates into your back and helps to relieve the pain.
Heating Pads are flexible and can go anywhere on your body. This means you get effective pain relief right where you need it, when you need it. Applying heat therapy for 20-30 minutes on the lower back can soothe pain caused by muscle spasms and fatigue. A regular Heat Wrap applied with a gentle massage on the lower back provides instant low back pain relief. They are available in a variety of options. Moist Pads are an absorbent sponge for moist heat and comes with a convenient on/off switch. Some pads also offer three different heat settings.
The application of heat is especially beneficial in cases where back pain is due to a muscle spasm in the lower back. These episodes generally occur due to strains, and over exertion and in some cases from stress. In such cases heat therapy is the most practical recourse. When heat is applied, the flow of blood in the vessels increases. This in itself is very relaxing. In addition, the muscles and other tissues in the affected area also relax. Both of these help to comfort and ease the pain and make for easier movement.
However, it is important to know that you cannot play “doctor” all the time. In most cases, a visit to the doctor is necessary, especially if the pain is accompanied by other conditions, such as loss of bowel control, diarrhea, and other unusual symptoms. Heat therapy should not be used in cases when there is swelling and/ or bruising. In such cases, it is better to first apply cold therapy and switch to heat only after the swelling has subsided. It is best to consult the doctor to know when heat is going to be most beneficial.
You can find these Electric Pads online in various stores. They are available in a variety of sizes and attractive colors. Just make sure that you follow the directions that come with your Heating Pads when you use them. Keep in mind, that you should never lie on them, and never use them while sleeping. This is because if not monitored, they can get very hot, and you don’t want to end up causing damage to your skin. They also have wires within that might break or twist if you were to lie on it the wrong way, so make sure you read up on your Heat Wraps before you use them.