Hot/Cold Therapy Systems

 
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Hot and cold therapy systems use water for providing the required amount of temperature for therapy. These systems work on the principle of gravity or a motor to circulate hot or cold water through a special wrap that sits on the body. These wraps may be in the form of shoulder wrap, mittens, socks or a general purpose band that can be applied to the back, knee and thigh. Cold therapy is beneficial for reducing swelling and inflammation while hot therapy relaxes muscles and alleviates pain and discomfort. Hot and cold therapy systems find their usage in many areas including physical therapy, sports medicine or home use. Find here hot and cold therapy systems that will help you reap benefits of hot and cold therapy hands free. Browse now!

Cold Pack Therapy

Cold therapy is the general use of low temperatures to perform medical treatment. Cold Therapy is used to relieve muscle pain, sprains and swelling after tissue damage or surgery. It offers a huge range of treatments from the using of ice packs or immersion in ice baths to the use of cold chambers. An ice pack is placed over the infected area and is intended to absorb the heat of injury by using conduction to transfer thermal energy. It has several physiological effects such as decreased local metabolism & enzymatic activity, decreased oxygen demand. Cold temperature decreases muscle spindle fiber activity and slows nerve conduction velocity. It alleviates the pain of minor injuries and decreases muscle soreness.

Benefits of Using Cold Therapy

  • Helps in pain relief and muscle healing
  • Reduce the risk of developing dementia
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Causes weight loss
  • Treating Migraine Headaches
  • Reducing anxiety and depression

Hot Therapy

Hot Therapy uses Heat for pain relief and health. heat therapy can be taken in the form of a hot cloth, heating pad, hot water bottle, ultrasound, cordless FIR heat therapy wraps, hydrocollator packs, warming gel, hot packs, moist heat packs, bed warmers and others. It can be effective for patients having arthritis, stiff muscles & injuries to the deep tissues. It is most commonly used for rehabilitation purposes.

Benefits of Using Hot Therapy

  • Helps in increasing the extensibility of collagen tissues
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce pain and relieve muscle spasms
  • Decrement in joint stiffness
  • Aids in the post-acute phase of healing
  • Increasing blood flow.

When to use Heat Therapy?

Heat therapy is useful in case of:
  • Fibromyalgia

  • Contractures 

  • Myalgia 

  • Bursitis and 

  • To increase range of motion of the joints.

Precautions to take while using Hot/Cold Therapy Systems

  • Do not apply heat therapy on an open wound or on injuries.
  • Do not apply cold therapy on fragile skin, infected wounds, around the neck.
  • Extreme hot or cold packs should never be applied directly to the skin.
  • Patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis, vascular diseases, diabetes, multiple sclerosis should not use hot therapy system.

Cold therapy or cryotherapy is used as an immediate first aid for a large number of injuries including sports injuries as it helps in reducing swelling, pain, muscle spasms, tissue damage, and inflammation by constricting fluid flow to the affected area. If not provided early in the course of treatment the fluid and blood can pool around the site of injury causing bruising or swelling. 


At HPFY we have a wide range of hot-cold therapy systems that help in accomplishing various therapy goals. Studies suggest that when hot and cold therapy is applied in a successive fashion it creates a physiological effect on body’s pain gate mechanism that alters the pain signal generated for a temporary time period. Buy Hot and cold therapy units with numerous benefits from best manufacturers including Polar Products, DJO Incorporated, Breg Incorporated, Pain Management Technologies and many more at best prices and attractive discounts on HPFY!