Heat pads are a preferred method for providing heat therapy in the rehabilitation process. Heat therapy has long been shown to accelerate healing. It reduces inflammation and joint swelling and provides pain relief. Heat dilates the blood vessels and brings increased blood flow to the injured area. This brings added white blood cells, which help to heal and repair damaged tissue. Additionally it brings additional nutrients and oxygen which further facilitated the body's natural healing process. Dead cells are cleansed and tissue is stretched. This reduces joint stiffness and helps to decrease the change of additional injury. Coaches and athletic trainers use heat therapy on athletes to encourage optimal recover and bounce back to the field. Physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors and rehabilitation centers rely on heat therapy to accelerate recovery.
Hot pads come in all levels of price ranges to fit your budget. From economical electrical hot pads to professional quality hydrocollator heating packs, you will find exactly what you're looking for at a price that fits your budget.