Hot and cold compression therapy is the recommended treatment for minor aches, pains and discomfort caused by overexertion. The two-part therapy can also be useful in treating arthritis or other joint conditions. Hot and cold compression therapy involves first treating the affected area with cold to reduce swelling, then applying heat to sooth the area and relieve pain while encouraging circulation.
Hot and cold therapy for arthritis can be applied as needed using heat packs, ICY Hot patches or even a topical cream. Patches and packs work best on large areas such as backs, necks and other large joints. For smaller areas or bendable joints such as knees and elbows, a sleeve system is better suited as they can keep the patches in place without rendering the user immobile.
For sports injuries, hot and cold compression therapy should be begun as soon as the injury occurs. Our instant cold packs, ice bags and other cooling devices ensure that youâll have access to cool therapies as soon as an injury occurs. After icing, apply one of our heat pads or heat patches to reduce pain and sooth the affected area. Hot and cold therapy can be repeated as needed.
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