Moist heat therapy has long been the preferred treatment for many types of acute (short-term) or long-lasting, chronic pain. Headache, including sinus pain or migraine can be relieved or minimized with the application of heat to the face or back of the neck. The lingering after-effects of sports injuries, surgeries, broken bones or auto accidents can often be reduced by using heat (after the first 24-hours) to increase circulation to the area, which will help reduce bruising, swelling, muscle spasm, inflammation, stiffness and pain. Tendon and/or joint problems such as TMJ, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, tennis elbow, rotator cuff (shoulder) pain or any type of knee pain (whether from torn cartilage, hyper-extension, arthritis or surgery) often respond well to moist heat therapy after the acute stage. Many types of muscle spasm, back pain, neck pain, arthritis pain - nearly any condition that involves pain, swelling or inflammation - may be relieved to a surprising extent by a quick moist heat therapy session with your Thermophore®.
Family members who suffer from chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, even those coping with the pain of cancer, will often find the soothing pain relief of a Thermophore® to be a dependable pain management tool. Inventive customers who are undergoing kidney dialysis, or phlebotomists who do frequent blood draws, report that they use our Thermophore® Muff to warm the area and increase blood flow to make it easier and more comfortable to find a good vein and insert the needle for their procedure.