How Heat Therapy Can Help Your Condition.
When it comes to many injuries and conditions, heat therapy can be one of your best allies in helping you manage the pain and enhance your daily way of living and moving for the better.
When applying an external heat source to the body, instantaneously, it will cause the skin around the targeted area to visually show signs of an increase in blood flow to the area. Heat therapy works by improving circulation and blood flow to a particular area due to increased temperature. Increasing the temperature of the afflicted area even slightly can soothe discomfort in the affected area and increase muscle flexibility. In addition, heat therapy can relax and soothe muscles and heal damaged tissue.
It is not the 100% solution, but if you find yourself struggling to get warm or ease movement before working out, walking to work or just getting around the house, then a 5-minute use of heat therapy can help you move better. Some of the conditions it can help are:
- Headaches — When it comes to headaches, most instances can be linked to tension in the upper limb, particularly the neck and shoulders; by heating the neck and should muscle, you can reduce most symptoms. Heat application here can lead to an increase in muscle flexibility and joint mobility.
- Back pain — Back pain is a multifactorial condition that can be caused by many factors: Psychological, social factors, lifestyle, and physical. There are various approaches to treat back pain, but one of the modalities that have stood firm and consistent throughout research into low back pain is HEAT. Heat therapy can help loosen up muscles around the spine, which helps mobilise the joints.
- Fibromyalgia — Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition that can significantly affect people’s lives; its treatment is long, hit and miss, and sometimes cannot be alleviated. However, the National Fibromyalgia Association supports the use of heat therapy for fibromyalgia. A common symptom is temperature sensitivity; symptoms are heightened when the body’s in cold environments. In addition, heat therapy can help with pain management for Fibro sufferers; most movements can cause excruciating pain. The application of Heat can help with blood flow, muscle flexibility, and joint mobility, aiming to help your movement ease!
- Joint(Arthritis) pain -Most joint pain can be linked to decreased mobility or joint capsule tightness. To ‘try and improve movement and reduce symptoms, heat therapy can be applied to the area to promote the viscosity of a synovial fluid, which is our joints lubricant.
Heat therapy has multiple uses and benefits for everyone. To get the most out of Heat therapy, check out our NANO device, which is coming soon the combines heat & vibration therapy in a pocket-sized device!