What are the main effects of hot compress?
1. relieve pain;
2. relieve stiffness;
3. Reduce muscle spasms;
4. Relaxing tight muscles and joints;
5. Restore soft tissue to normal softness;
6. Increase blood supply to the injury site, promote blood circulation, and help healing.
When is the best time for hot compress treatment?
The hot compress treatment should be mainly used for the late stage and chronic damage of acute injury.
The late stage of acute injury refers to the injury after 48 hours, because this time often stops bleeding. Chronic injury usually occurs after a long period of injury (repetitive overuse and strain), not a sudden accidental injury.
How to apply the correct heat?
In the family, the most easy to get is hot water towels, warm water bath. However, its heat can only be maintained for 5-10 minutes, and the use time is insufficient. Of course, heating a hot towel in a microwave oven is also easy. The effect of wet compress is generally better than dry application because tissue permeability is good and can reach deeper tissues. Usually hot for about 30 minutes, the temperature is controlled at 40-50 ° C, 2-3 times a day, according to the doctor's advice to adjust the time.