An ideal gift for family or friends, our Ultimate Gift Set is the answer to any and every hot or cold therapy use you may need. The gift set includes two pocket packs, one hand warmer, one neck and should, and one back.
Back - 14" x 5.5"
Neck & Shoulder - 16" x 10"
Hand Warmer: 6.5" x 4.5"
Pocket Packs: 3.5" x 2.5"
When To Use Hot/Cold Therapy for Shoulder Pain:
The tricky part is knowing what situations calls for hot, and which calls for cold. Sometimes a single treatment will even include both. As a general rule of thumb, use ice for acute injuries or pain, along with inflammation and swelling. Use heat for muscle pain or stiffness.
Heat helps soothe stiff joints and relax muscles. Cold helps numb sharp pain and reduce inflammation. Heat treatments should be used for chronic conditions to help relax and loosen tissues and to stimulate blood flow to the area. Use heat treatments for conditions such as overuse injuries before participating in activities. Do not use heat treatments after activity, and do not use heat after an acute injury.
Applying heat to an inflamed area will dilate the blood vessels, promote blood flow, and help sore and tightened muscles relax. ... Heat therapy is usually more effective than cold at treating chronic muscle pain or sore joints caused by arthritis.