Hot Water Bottles for Sports and Other Injuries
If you are suffering from a new injury then apply cold heat. Ice is best for when the injury is recent, red, inflamed or sensitive. Cold therapy may also be used to relieve any inflammation or pain that occurs after exercise. Using cold heat can reduce post-exercise inflammation. This is why you often hear about sportsmen talk about going into an ice bath after a race, game or match.
If you are suffering from an ongoing injury then apply warm heat only before exercising as applying heat after may aggravate the existing pain. Depending on the type of injury, a microwave neck warmer can often be used.
It is important that if you feel any pains or discomfort as a result of using any of our products then stop using the product immediately. Remember if you are using a heat pack that it should be warm but not too hot. It may be necessary to wrap a towel or small blanket around the product. Never let your skin come in direct contact with ice for any significant amount of time as this can cause cold burn. Avoid prolonged exposure to heat or cold therapies.
Please note: this section is not written by a qualified medical practitioner and is based on information freely provided by reputable sources such as the NHS Choices, Everyday Health and University Research. Any information found on this site should not be considered as a substitute for professional medical advice or care. Hotwaterbottleshop.co.uk is not liable for any advice or information provided on this site.
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