Moist Heat Therapy has been used for centuries to manage muscle and joint pain from chronic conditions such as arthritis, TMJ, etc. Moist heat therapy is useful in increasing the circulation/blood flow and thereby supporting the body’s natural healing and pain management mechanisms
Cold Therapy is most effective for managing pain from acute trauma/injuries and the swelling/inflammation associated with this. Cold therapy is useful in slowing circulation/blood flow and thereby limiting inflammation in the injured area of the body.
Contrast therapy can be effective in pain management by alternating moist heat therapy and cold therapy.
Moist heat therapy, cold therapy or contrast therapy should always be used under the advice of your healthcare provider. The way you use any therapy products may need to be modified based on other treatments you are receiving which may impact how these therapies affect your body.