For the elderly, the body is aging, the bones are weak, vulnerable to pain, especially when there’s a change in the weather. Office workers often sit in a position for very long. Pregnant women have a backache when the body gains weight rapidly, makes compress the muscles, nerves in the back and shoulders or hormonal changes. People with osteoarthrosis, hernia, have to suffer from back pain.
Patients often seek treatment such as medication, exercise, yoga … In addition to side effects when taking medicine, very few people have enough time for the practice and sometimes results are not as desired. Nowadays, a new solution has been born with fast results and supposed to have no side effects. It’s called heating pad.
However, does it really work well and have no drawbacks? Keep reading to know more.
What Is Heating Pad?
Heating pad is the popular product which has been on the market for years now. It’s produced to help users manage the pain of parts on the body such as shoulders, legs, neck, … There are 2 well-known kinds of heating pad which are chemical pad and electric pad.
For chemical pad, it’s a full of liquid bag (water and sea salt). It allows users to reuse it by put in boiling water for about 10-15 minutes. Then, you can apply the pad to the affected part. It will naturally cool down after using for about 15-20 minutes.
Electric pad is different. It requires electricity to work. By plugging in, the pad will heat up for a few minutes. Then you can use it to relieve the pain.
What Are Pros and Cons of Heating Pad?
Everything has its pros and cons, and heating pad is not an exception. Users may want to know about its pros and cons before using the product. So, keep reading to get more details.
The use of this product is very simple. Just charging and putting the bag on the affected part to reduce the pain. It can keep the body warm for long periods of time.
It’s safe to use the heating pad. Inside the pad is water and sea salt, which are safe for user’s health.
There are many kinds of heating pad on the market such as: heating pad for legs, shoulders, … Moreover, there are also full body heating pad or extra large heating pad so users can use it for the whole body.
The uses of the product are versatile. It helps users:
- Quickly relieve the pain of neck, shoulders, legs, hands, …
- Relieve aches and pains due to osteoarthrosis, herniation, muscle pain, dysmenorrhea.
- Increase blood circulation, help to relax, relieve fatigue and stress.
- Keep the body warm.
- Improve insomnia.
Some heating pads can automatically shut off so that the user can feel safe to use.
The pad is compact in size and weight so you can easily carry it around the house or bring it out when needed. You can also easily clean the heating pad.
- If you use the electric heating pad, you can’t use it immediately after charging because it is too hot. It usually takes about 5-10 minutes after the pad becomes warm to begin applying directly to the hands, feet, neck, shoulders and nape.
You need to be careful since it can cause electric fires.
Some kinds of heating pad can’t be cleaned because they don’t have a separate cover.
- For chemical pad, the liquid inside can be leaked. It’s alright if it’s cool. But if the liquid is hot, you can be scalded. Therefore, you should keep it out of reach of children.
Besides, you also need to be careful when boiling it, as it may overheat.
Besides, the important thing is no matter what type of heating pad you choose, you need to find out about its origin and material, to avoid buying counterfeit and low-quality goods.
Heating pad is a harmless product which can help users reduce pain. However, it’s just a temporary solution. If you have a long-lasting pain, you should see a doctor. Using heating pad for a long-term treatment is not a good idea.
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