Heat therapy is one of the most common ways to treat your pain from your body. In physical therapy, the use of hot and cold therapy is usually brought up in the overall discussion. Each treatment goes to different pain, and generally speaking, the heat will relax the muscles around the joint and make them more pliable and easier to stretch while cold will help to reduce the swelling after the treatment, and also reduce the pain. The idea of the heat therapy for pain relieving is relevant to spa, one of the most relaxing features to indulge in. Heating the body can have many health benefits, but simply stepping into a hotbox can take some time to heat your body's core to the desired temperature. Heat therapy is an alternative therapy solution used for many injuries; however, you must be careful to know when to use heat therapy. It is not usually recommended for acute injuries. After the swelling, redness and bleeding has stopped, usually after 24 to 48 hours, heat therapy may be applied. Always consult with your doctor before any treatment plan.
In general, back pain is one of the most common one that has to be deal with heat therapy. Treat the pain with certain temperature can help relieve pain from the muscle spasms and related stiffness in the lower back by dilating the blood vessels of the muscles which surrounds the lumbar spine. The heat therapy can create higher superficial tissue temperatures, aiding the healing process in come conditions. While applying this therapy, the only thing to pay attention to is the temperature. Warm is the best while too hot can create burning on your skin and do little to increase pain relief. There is another pain that will apply heat therapy most of the time. That is, menstrual cramps and period pain. Except for medical condition, the quickest way to relief the pain is to apply the heat therapy. You can simply lie down on a flat surface like your bed, and with your legs elevated, applying some heat to your lower abdomen. The microwave heat pads or the wheat bags are most common tools for pain relieving. With the same idea of ease the muscle from menstrual cramps, the warmth works perfectly for women in pain.