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Therma Moist Heating Pad by Drive

October 10, 2007

 

The Therma Moist Heating Pad requires no water to be added, as an outer flannel cover draws and retains humidity from the air. As the heating pad warms, the moisture is released from the flannel cover and onto the treated area. The heating pad is ideal for the treatment of arthritis, back pain, sprains and strains, muscle soreness, neck pain, headaches and sports injuries.

To clean, remove cover from heating pad. Machine or hand wash. Use mild detergent in cool water. Hang to dry or use set on cool gentle cycle in dryer.

Features:

* The positioning strap with Velcro-type closure ensures a secure, proper fit for maximum treatment

* The easy to use hand control features four heat settings and four time settings (Heat settings: 115/130/150/165 degrees Fahrenheit, 45/55/65/75 Celsius – Time settings: 15/30/45/60 minutes)

* Moist heat therapy is more effective than dry heat because moisture transmits heat more efficiently than air

* The heating pad will automatically shut off after treatment

* Three sizes are available to provide added convenience

Drive Therma Moist Heating Pad – Sold at Medex01.com

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Hot and Cold Therapy

June 17, 2007


Today many of us suffer from the nagging aches and pains located in our muscles and joints. Whether our pains are from diseases like multiple sclerosis, arthritis or fibromyalgia, or we have pulled muscles or acquired sprains from sports, therapies such as hot or cold compress applications may assist us in offering some relief which may get us back to what we love most – enjoying life itself!

Hot and cold therapy has been studied as early as 1918. Cold therapy has proven to be effective in reducing inflammation (heat, swelling, soreness) in injured ligaments while hot therapy increases blood flow to the muscles, all of which control the pain level and edema (fluids) of our injuries and soreness.

It has been reported that 10-20 minutes of therapy is most appropriate whether you are using either hot or cold therapy. Cold therapy has been traditionally used for immediate therapy of sprains, strains, fractures and other inflammatory conditions. In addition, cold therapy has been practiced for chronic pains such as migraine headaches, tendon injuries and tension. It is stated that application of cold increases the patients’ pain threshold by decreasing spasticity and excitability of free nerve endings and peripheral nerves, thus offering pain reduction.

Heat is useful in the rehabilitation phase of injuries. Heat therapy is effective for repetitive strain injury when coupled with massage and relaxation exercises. Heat alters the viscous flow properties of collagen to relieve joint stiffness (connective tissues become more elastic and are able to move freely.) It has been reported that “moist” heat is more effective than “dry” heat in that it penetrates deeper into the muscle, offering more relaxation to the muscle and joints.

Hot and cold therapy products are readily available at Medex01.com and come in many shapes and designs to offer therapy for all parts of the body. There are products that have the ability to be used for both applications-hot or cold and others are for a specific use only. It is imperative that when using these types of products, you follow the manufacturer’s directions for use. Too much cold can cause extensive nerve damage and too much heat can cause burns.

Additional tips to to keep in mind :

1. Heat should not be applied to sensitive skin as the patients may not be able to perceive discomfort and realize the temperature should be lowered.

2. Never use topical analgesics such as “Ben Gay” or others when using heat therapy, as the chemicals in these medications increase blood flow to the surface of the skin and may hamper the thermoregulatory response of heat redistribution, causing severe burns.

For addition information on hot and cold therapy, consult your physician.

Buy Hot/Cold therapy products at MedEx01.com

Therma-Wrap for Hot and Cold Therapy Use

June 5, 2007

Available for the hand, ankle/elbow, knee, back and shoulder, the Therma-Wrap provides hot or cold therapy for the relief of pain associated with sprains, strains, and other injuries.
Therma-Wrap comes equipped with pockets designed to hold our FlexiPAC for either hot or cold therapy. Easy to use, simply Microwave in a microwave safe container with water just covering the FlexiPac for soothing heat therapy or store in the freezer for cold therapy.

FlexiPACs included, but you will want extra inserts for continuous treatment. Extra FlexiPACs are also available at an additional cost.

Ankle/Elbow: The Ankle/Elbow wrap is multi-functional. As an ankle wrap it is perfect for helping relieve pain in and around the ankle due to arthritis and acute or chronic ankle sprain. As common as ankle sprains have become in sports like Soccer, this pack is a must for every team trainer. When applied to the elbow, the wrap provides relief of elbow pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, elbow tendonitis and elbow arthritis. Includes two FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy.

Knee: The Knee Wrap applies heat or cold therapy to the knee to relieve pain from knee arthritis, meniscus tears or ligament damage such as an ACL injury. Works great for chronic knee sufferers. Includes two FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Back: Ice and heat therapy have been proven to help relieve pain in the back due to arthritis, disc problems and muscle aches from overuse or injury. Includes three FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Shoulder: The hot/cold shoulder wrap is great for helping relieve pain from injured rotator cuff muscles, shoulder arthritis and acute injuries to the shoulder. Perfect for the athlete who throws repetitively, such as pitchers and quarterbacks. Includes three FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Therma Wraps are sold at MedEx01.com