One in six Australian’s suffer from arthritis. Many of these people swear by the use of heat and cold therapy to help manage and relieve their painful symptoms. While the research is still a little unclear, most of the arthritis support organisations also recommend the use of heat and cold therapy to relieve pain. Heat and cold therapy is safe, simple, soothing and inexpensive.
So hot or cold?
Well, it depends on your particular symptoms and your preferences.
A really important point, is that while generally very safe, it is possible to cause burns from hot or cold if not careful.
Our range of instant heat packs (that can also be used cold) are perfect for providing the soothing relief needed when managing arthritis symptoms. They heat to a safe 52 degrees, unlike some other packs where the temperature is difficult to control. They can also be stored in the fridge, ready to be used cold. Using packs from the fridge can be safer than a frozen item on the skin. A scarf or towel between the pack and the skin may also be useful for those who are particularly sensitive.
Or you might like to try our pearl packs. These come with a plush side, creating a soft barrier between the skin and direct heat or cold.
We have a range of pack sizes and shapes suitable for different areas of the body.
Our sports and joints packs and the custom designed belts to hold them in place are very popular for those with arthritis.
Many people we talk to with arthritis find relief from our heat and cold packs. We hope that you will too!