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Each and every day, millions of people throughout the world reach for hot or cold therapies to help them manage their acute or chronic aches and pains. Depending on the injury or pain, doctors and physical therapists recommend either hot or cold therapies to help reduce swelling, stimulate blood flow and promote healing. It is sometimes a little tricky to determine which therapy is right to apply to your current pain point.
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Difference Between Hot & Cold Therapies

As a general rule, cold therapies are good to use for acute injuries or pain such as sprained ankles, pulled muscles and inflammation. The cold helps numb sore tissues, acting as a natural anesthetic and temporarily providing relief for your pain. Heat can help soothe sore muscles and stiff joints and helps with muscle stiffness. Both hot and cold therapies, along with over-the-counter medications, can do a world of good for helping you manage your pain without the use of dangerous, prescription pain medications.

Many Hot & Cold Therapy Products Available

At Total Diabetes Supply, we offer a wide variety of hot & cold therapy products that meet many different needs for pain relief. Here you can purchase affordable solutions to help you feel in tip-top shape in no time at all. Hot and cold therapies, along with physical therapy, can also help manage your long-term pain. Care is needed in both therapies, however, to not burn the skin: never use hot therapies that are too hot. Additionally, a barrier should be used between a cold therapy product and the skin as to not "burn" the skin with the cold compress.

Hot and Cold Therapy Solutions

Choose from our selection of portable heating and cooling therapy solutions at Total Diabetes Supply. We offer reusable, microwavable heat therapies as well as cold gel solutions that will not leak if they are punctured. Temperature therapies are available for the neck, back, feet and more and come from trusted manufacturers like 3M Healthcare, Advocate, AliMed, Milliken Medical, Kimberly Clark Professional, Kendall Healthcare, Southwest Technologies and more.

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