Hot Water Bottles for Arthritis
Do you experience stiff, tense or sore joints from arthritic pain? If so, apply a heat product such as a hot water bottle or microwaveable body warmer for 15-20 minutes. The heat will help stimulate and improve blood flow circulation, increasing your ability to move comfortably, and in turn reducing the sensation of stiffness or soreness. This can relieve the impact of arthritis.
If arthritic pain causes a burning sensation then heat treatment may not be suitable. Instead you should cool it off with a cold product to help numb the affected area. Many of our heat treatment products can double up as cold treatment products with the aid of a freezer. Do not place the cold product directly on your skin – this may cause cold burn – instead wrap it in a cloth or towel first. Other treatments are available to relieve other aches and pains.
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