Heat | Ice Therapy in Katy, Texas

physical therapy for pain in Katy, Texas

Heat or cold therapy works by stimulating your body’s own healing force. For instance, heat dilates the blood vessels, stimulates blood circulation, and reduces muscle spasms. In addition, heat alters the sensation of pain. You can use either dry heat — such as heating pads or heat lamps — or moist heat — such as warm baths or heated wash cloths.

Conversely, cold compresses reduce swelling by constricting blood vessels. While cold packs may be uncomfortable at first, they can numb deep pain.

What Temperature Is Best When Using Heat Therapy for Arthritis?

When using moist heat therapy, make sure the temperature is not so hot that you burn your skin. Find a temperature that you can comfortably tolerate, whether using a bath, hot water bottle, or spa therapy.

You also need to give it time to work. Use the moist heat application for at least 15 minutes before exercise. Then use it again immediately following exercise. You can also use moist heat anytime you want additional relief from arthritis pain.

What Can You Do?

Contact our office at 281-392-6550 to schedule an initial consultation with our Doctor to determine if you are a candidate for care. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, he will sit down and explain his recommended plan of action for you. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin your care.

Office Hours
Monday 9:00am - - 6:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - - 6:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - - 6:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - - noon
Friday 9:00am - - 6:30pm

 

 

United Chiropractic

720 S. Mason Road
Katy, Texas 77450
Phone: 281-392-6550

 

For more information, please call us at 281-392-6550