If you suffer from arthritis, you are not alone. It is estimated that 50 million Americans have the condition. Arthritis causes inflammation of at least one of your joints. A breakdown of cartilage between your joints can cause inflexibility, pain, and swelling. Your hands, fingers, wrists, knees, shoulders, back, and hip may be affected.
Hot therapy can help relieve your symptoms. A hot pack can increase your flexibility and decrease your pain. You simply heat it in the microwave, and place it on the area of your body that is affected.
Cold therapy has the power to reduce redness, swelling, pain, and to cool areas that feel hot due to your condition. A cold pack has a numbing and soothing effect that you are sure to appreciate.
You may also find that alternating between hot and cold therapy is the most beneficial. Hot and cold packs such as the THERA°PEARL Back Wraps, Knee Wraps, and Contour Packs are ideal because you can freeze or microwave them.