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Shoulder Pain Heat Relief
Heat Helps Shoulder Pain
Looking for relief from shoulder pain? Well then you should try heat therapy. Heat therapy (or thermotherapy) helps to improve circulation, bring fresh oxygen and nutrients to the area, and removes toxins and waste products from the area. It also helps to accelerate the healing process and is soothing and comforting.
TBenefits of Heat Therapy for Shoulder Pain
The first benefit you will probably notice when using heat therapy for shoulder pain is that your muscles relax, the tendons become more flexible and there is a wonderful soothing feeling in your shoulder.
What you may not notice is that there is also improved circulation which holds many benefits for the ultimate healing of your shoulder pain such as bringing more fresh oxygen to the area, more nutrients, and also removing toxins and waste products from the area that can aggravate the shoulder pain.
How to Use Heat Therapy for Shoulder Pain
All you need to do to apply heat therapy to your shoulder is to cover a hot water bottle with a towel and place this on your shoulders for about 20 minutes, three times per day.
When Not to Use Heat Therapy for Shoulder Pain
Heat therapy should generally be avoided for the first few days after the actual injury takes place, it should also be avoided if you have had radiation therapy in that area or have cancer in the area.
Pregnant women should also avoid certain types of heat therapy.
Heat therapy can be extremely soothing for people suffering from shoulder pain and help to increase the healing rate.
It should not however be used immediately after the injury or by patients with cancer in the area.
To use heat therapy on your shoulder simply use a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel and leave it there for about 20 minutes, three times a day.