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Using Hot and Cold Therapy

Different injuries and ailments call for different methods of relief. Hot and cold therapy is a great alternative to pain medication. Both of these therapies are fantastic for joint pain, typical muscle aches and pains, and pain caused by arthritis. If you’re using words like stiff, tense, and sore to describe muscles or joints heat therapy is your best bet. Heat therapy opens up your blood vessels increasing blood flow and supplies of oxygen and nutrients to injured areas. Heat relaxes muscles and that blood flow stimulation improves circulation, range of motion, and reduces stiffness. When your arthritis is causing a burning sensation cold therapy can help numb the affected joint/area. Cold therapy also reduces inflammation and can reduce pain in other parts of your body. Bumps, bruises, sprains and strains can all be treated with cold therapy. Be careful not to apply a cold compress for longer than 20 minutes at a time. Core Products offers a variety of hot and cold therapy items for differing needs and ailments. People looking for a two-in-one solution should check out the CorPak Soft Comfort Hot & Cold Pack. After chilling in the freezer the frost-free pack does not require a towel and is gentle on the skin. To use the pack for heat therapy simply warm it in the microwave. The dual comfort series also comes in various sizes and shapes including a cervical pack and tri-sectional pack.
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