Common areas where heat therapy can help:
Heat vs. Cold for Pain Relief
Learn when to use heat and cold therapy for effective relief.
Benefits of Cold
Cold reduces inflammation from acute injuries such as strains and sprains.*
Apply cold in 10 to 20 minute sessions to reduce swelling that occurs within the first 48 hours of an injury.†
Benefits of Heat
Heat increases blood flow to accelerate tissue healing and relax sore muscles.*
Apply heat for 20 to 30 minutes for persistent pain that lasts longer than 48 hours.†
Daily heat therapy may also be used proactively to help manage chronic pain levels.**
Heat therapy can be a great choice for natural, accessible relief from pain caused by muscle tension and stress.
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*Associated with muscle tension and stress
**For a minimum of 20 minutes
†Consult your physician before starting all pain treatments
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