Shoulder Heating Pad

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TheraTemp Microwavable Heating Pad provides Moist Heat Therapy for the Shoulder. Includes two elastic and Velcro belts. Offers effective therapy with the convenience of a microwave oven.

Large pad is designed to fit comfortably on the shoulder and is held in place with the elastic and 2 Velcro positioning belts.

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Shoulder Heating Pad Provides Moist Heat With Microwavable Convenience & Ergonomic Shape

The shoulder heating pad produces moist heat and is conveniently microwavable. No electrical cords, batteries or hot water mess; just heat in the microwave and you have a great heating pad to surround the shoulder in soothing and muscle relaxing moist heat.

shoulder heating pad

Shoulder problems interfere with life from sports, work and daily activities. Heat is a great method to loosen stiff joints and relax muscles. Treating the shoulder can be challenging, but the shoulder heating pad makes applying time proven moist heat easy. From nagging rotator cuff problems to overworked and stiff muscles and joints, to restricting and aching arthritis, this microwavable shoulder wrap helps to provide relief with freedom of moving around without being tied to electrical cords or having to boil water for use with messy gel packs.

Microwavable Shoulder Moist Heating Pad Details

A special filling allows the heating pad to absorb moisture at a greater rate than typical microwavable heating pads using rice for filling. This allows better penetration of the heat for a more effective therapy. The mineral bead filling does not leak out and inhibits fungus and mold growth, keeping it fresh and pleasant. Just heat in the microwave for a couple of minutes and place the comfortable fleece side towards the shoulder. The included straps make it easy to fasten and keep in place just where you need it. Covers a wide surface area to surround the shoulder in beneficial moist heat.

This is very good for moist heat therapy, which is often recommended by doctors for chronic pain relief. It therapy provides temporary alleviation from arthritis and shoulder strain. Fits either right or left shoulder. Made of a soft and comfortable white fleece for your skin with the outer part made from a multiply black fabric that is insulated to provide a vapor barrier, which helps maintain the moist heat in the pad and directed to the shoulder. The design of the shoulder heating pad keeps it securely in place, while permitting motion.

The pad measures 13 inches at the top and tapers to 8 inches at the bottom, with a length of 12 inches. It comes with an elastic belt measuring 3 by 44 inches and a belt that measures 3 by 10 inches for securing with velcro.

How To Use The Shoulder Heating Pad

Fold the microwavable heating pad with the white fleece part inside and the black insulating part outside and place inside a microwave oven that is clean and heat for recommended time on the tag.

Take out of microwave and feel it to test for level of heat. If it is heated to high, allow it to cool down prior to use. If it needs further heating, fold and re-heat using 10 second intervals, testing each time as you go until the proper temperature is achieved.

Place the heating pad on the shoulder properly, secure with belt and fastener.

Treatment time is typically 20 minutes, with a 20 minute period of rest in between applications or as prescribed by your doctor. Alternating 20 minutes of heat and a 20 minute break in between can be repeated 3 to 4 times a day intended to reduce soreness and stiffness. Although the fleece side is comfortable on the skin, it is recommended to protect the skin with clothing or a towel to prevent overheating.

Benefits Of The Shoulder Heating Pad

Having a microwavable shoulder wrap is beneficial in that there are no electrical plugs or wires. Heating in the microwave is a fast method which allows heating to your personal preference. Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of the heating pad is the moist heat it provides. Moist heat permits deeper penetration than dry heat of the same temperature, therefore, it is more effective at alleviating deeper aches and pains associated with shoulder problems. It helps provide better recovery through an increase in blood circulation, bringing a fresh supply of oxygenated blood and removing waste products which can slow the process of healing. The moist heat is produced by absorbing the moisture from the air inside the therapy beads.

microwavable shoulder wrap

Moist heat also changes tissue temperature more efficiently than dry heat and effects nerve receptors, relaxing muscles and soothing pain. In clinical settings, doctors often prefer moist heat packs for therapeutic benefits over dry heat, and their patients often note better symptom relief using moist heat applications. Shoulder heat therapy may be used to warm up prior to sports or work activity to help increase joint flexibility and blood flow to the muscles.

Considerations In Using The Microwavable Shoulder Wrap

Heat is not recommended for recent injuries where there is swelling. If you have just injured your shoulder, although heat may feel good and relax the muscles, you should use ice applications for the first 24 to 48 hours until the swelling goes down. Heat must be applied with caution on those who have problems with circulation or conditions that may alter the sensation of the skin like diabetes. It is always suggested to use clothing or a soft cloth between the heating pad fleece side of the microwavable shoulder wrap and the skin.

Author Bio

Stephen Ornstein, D.C. has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Sherman Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy from Dr. Hanne Albert, PT., MPH., Ph.D., Myofascial Release Techniques from Logan Chiropractic College, and learned Active Release Technique from the founder, P. Michael Leahy, DC, ART, CCSP.