Hot Therapy heaing pads or Heat Packs Therapy is a highly effective method for treating acute sports injuries, activity injuries to soft tissue and more long-term chronic back injuries. Orthopedic surgeons following post op surgery also recommend it. Heated gel ice packs can also be beneficial to those with arthritis and stiff muscles as well as for deep tissue injuries. Heat may be an effective self-care treatment for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Hot Therapy is most commonly used in Rehabilitation. The application of heat decreases joint stiffness, increases the elasticity of connective tissue, reduces pain, relieves muscle spasms, reduces inflammation and increases blood circulation. An increase in blood flow provides a rich supply of proteins, nutrients, and oxygen to the affected area, to facilitate faster healing.