How Hot and Cold Therapy Can Help You
Hot and cold therapy has been used for centuries to help relieve pain. Both can be used as effective drug free pain relief for many injuries and ailments. Hot and cold therapy can be used separately, or together, one after the other.*
What can hot and cold therapy treat?
- Joint pain, including arthritis
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Soft tissue injuries
When to use hot and cold therapy:
Cold therapy slows circulation and is commonly used immediately after an injury. It is often used to:
- Reduce swelling
- Ease pain
Heat therapy increases blood flow. It has many therapeutic benefits and is used to:
- Reduce joint stiffness
- Ease pain
- Relieve muscle spasms
- Help you relax
In some cases, it may help to rotate hot and cold therapy. For some this can provide additional pain relief and help to relax the muscles.
How can we help?
At bac<, our Heat and Cool Pads can be bought and used with 5 of our pain relief products.
The Back Brace comes with included Cool Pads which are easily slotted into the pockets within the brace. Heat Pads are available separately and can be slotted into the same pockets.
Our Neck Brace comes with a small pouch which can be attached to the back of the Neck Brace. The included Cool Pad can be slotted into this. Heat Pads are available separately.
As with our Backboard Light, the Backboard Plus provides great support and comfort for your back, while helping to improve your seated posture. The Backboard Plus however, is perfect for those who also experience some aches and pains when seated. The Backboard Plus includes a pair of our Cool Pads and a sleeve/pouch to help hold these in place on the Backboard. The Cool Pads (or Heat Pads, available seperately) help to relieve pain and discomfort.