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When to Use Heat Therapies for Pain and Discomfort

Updated: Aug 4, 2023



In our previous article, we discussed the appropriate times to use cold therapy which is on areas that are inflamed. Warm therapy also helps alleviate pain and discomfort but is more useful in areas of the body that experience fatigue or overused which tend to be muscles. Combined with massage, the heat helps untangle the muscle fibers and realign them into normal placement thereby relieving the signs and symptoms a person experience. Fatigue and overuse can also tighten muscles so even at rest, muscles are in a state of contraction which causes pain. Cold and warm therapies are used in conjunction with each other. You might ice an acute injury to a joint such as the knee. However, overtime, you might walk different to compensate for your knee injury causing strain on your leg muscles. Warm therapy can help alleviate the strain on those compensatory muscles.


Just like with cold therapy, warm therapy and compresses offer only temporary effects although they can be quite effective if used consistently to alleviate tension in muscles. It is important to address an original injury to prevent constant muscle strain. Our Stem cell therapy harvests your own cells to heal your own body. It is an organic process that allows you to heal yourself and can help with long term pain.


Our family at Hero Medical Center wishes you and your loved ones good health during the holiday season. If you are interested in learning more about stem cells and how they can help you or a family member, sign up for a seminar and browse other articles on our website!

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