Having knee pain is extremely common in America. It usually affects the old age when muscles become weak and are more common in women. A person can experience pain in any area, including the knee cap and bones surrounding the knee. The most common symptoms are swelling, having difficulty bending and extending the knee, difficulty climbing stairs. However, there are various ways to relieve pain, and the most effective way is to use heat pads for the knee.
How does it work?
Using a heated compress is one of the oldest ways of relieving pain. It helps to loosen stiff joints, ultimately relieving pain.
When heat compress is applied to the joint, the blood vessels get bigger, allowing more blood, oxygen, and nutrients to flow to the affected joint. Due to this, the circulation becomes better, leading to more relaxed muscles.
Types of heating pads
There are mainly two types of heating pads that can be used for effective results.
- Natural stone heating pads
- Electric heating pads
Natural stone heating pads have different types of stones on it and each stone has different health benefits. There are infrared knee heating pads. However, a natural stone heating pad may become expensive for people who would like to have a heating pad in a low budget. On the other hand, an electric pad may be well within reach for many.
Benefits of heat pads
Each type of heating pads serves several purposes, but all have innumerable benefits. The following are some of them:
- Relieves pain quickly
- Quick at healing
- Increases blood flow
- Relaxes and loosens the muscles
- Reduces retention of water
- Helps to detoxify the body
Although heat pads for knee may seem extremely beneficial and people may tempt to use them, but these should not be used without consulting the doctor. If you or any of your loved ones are having pain in their knees, bring them to us at Rheumatology Care of North Houston or call us on 832.532.9779 for booking an appointment.