Hot compress is a form of physical therapy. Generally, hot towels and hot compress bags can be used to apply directly to the affected area, two to three times a day, each for 15 to 20 minutes. Hot compress therapy occupies an important position in the treatment of soft tissue injury diseases. Hot compress therapy has the effects of expanding blood vessels, improving local blood circulation, and promoting local metabolism, which is beneficial to the recovery of diseases. The hot compress itself can also relieve muscle spasms and promote the absorption of inflammation and blood stasis.
directly raises the temperature of the affected area, dilates the subcutaneous blood vessels, accelerates blood circulation, and achieves the effect of eliminating chronic inflammation, relieving pain, swelling, accelerating healing, soothing muscle spasms, relaxing nerves, and improving the softness of tendons.
Chronic inflammation and pain (no symptoms of redness or fever in the affected area), such as: chronic back and neck pain, chronic degenerative knee arthritis, muscle fatigue or cramps, etc. Initial scabies and stye, myositis, arthritis, dysmenorrhea, abdominal pain caused by wind and cold, low back pain, gastric pain, etc.; chronic diseases of the neck, shoulders, waist, knees and other joints; falls, Sprains, arthritis, rheumatism, dysmenorrhea, stomach discomfort, cervical spondylitis, sciatica, lumbar muscle strain, etc., the affected area has stopped inflammatory exudation after 24 hours. At this time, hot compress can be used to reduce inflammation and swelling, dispel silt, and accelerate tissue regeneration.
The temperature of the hot compress should be moderate and warm. Never use an overheated temperature or lie on a warm water bag. People with heart disease and high blood pressure should consult a doctor or physical therapist if they want to apply heat to the left shoulder and neck. During the hot compress, if the condition worsens or if you feel unwell, you should stop immediately and consult the medical staff.
Suffering from acute inflammation, dermatitis, thrombophlebitis, peripheral vascular disease, wounds in the affected area, newly healed skin, excessive pain or swelling, loss of the ability to distinguish hot and cold (for example, some people with diabetes), who cannot understand the indicator ( For example, people with severe Alzheimer’s disease) are not suitable for use.
Affected area reaction:
After the application, the affected area should feel warm and the skin will turn red briefly. If you have persistent red rash, pain or discomfort after hot compress, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Appropriate warm compress, with enough rest and proper care of the affected area, such as proper posture and auxiliary exercise, can accelerate the recovery of many pains. If you have any questions, please consult a physical therapist or medical staff.
Hot compress can relax muscles, dilate blood vessels, and promote blood circulation. The hot compress method can keep the baby warm and comfortable, and keep warm some babies with poor peripheral circulation (cold hands and feet). At the same time, hot compress also helps to reduce inflammation, swelling and accelerate tissue regeneration; local hot compress can also relieve pain. Therefore, hot compresses are often used for baby’s skin boils, induration, abdominal pain, and bloating caused by malabsorption after intramuscular injection in the buttocks.
The operation essentials of the hot compress method:
Hot compress can relax muscles, dilate blood vessels, and promote blood circulation. Therefore, it has the effects of reducing inflammation, reducing swelling, reducing pain and keeping warm.