Brief introduction of hot compress
Hot compress is a physical therapy, usually hot towels, warm water bags, warm bags (first wrapped in a towel, can help absorb sweat and reduce the chance of burn), directly apply to the affected area, two to three times a day, fifteen to twenty minutes each time.
Hot compress therapy plays an important role in the treatment of soft tissue injury. Hot compress therapy has the function of dilating blood vessels, improving local blood circulation and promoting local metabolism, and is beneficial to the recovery of diseases. The hot compress can also relieve the muscle spasm and promote the absorption of inflammation and blood stasis. The drug hot compress can also make the drug through local absorption to reach the goal of direct disease and make the treatment more direct and more effective.
Hot compress is suitable for all kinds of closed injuries. Heat source can be used hot towels, hot water bags, heating treatment instruments and cold pain music, and hot compress combined with medicine and hot compress, the curative effect is obvious. It is a commonly used method of thermotherapy in clinical.
Directly enhance the temperature of the affected area, dilate the subcutaneous blood vessels and accelerate blood circulation to eliminate chronic inflammation, pain, swelling, accelerate recovery, relieve muscle spasms, relax nerves, and improve the softness of tendons and tendons.
Chronic inflammation and pain (characterized by no redness or fever), such as chronic lumbar pain, chronic degenerative arthritis, muscle fatigue or spasm.
The temperature of hot compress should be moderate and warm. Avoid using overheated temperature or lying on warm water bag. People with heart disease and hypertension should consult a doctor or physiotherapist if they want to apply hot compress to the left shoulder and neck. During the hot compress, if the condition is aggravated or discomfort, it should be stopped immediately and inquired to the medical staff.
Patients with acute inflammation, dermatitis, thrombotic phlebitis, peripheral vascular disease, a wound in the affected area, a newly healed skin, an excessive pain or swelling, and a loss of the ability to distinguish cold and heat (such as some diabetic patients) can't understand the use of the instructed persons (such as those with serious Alzheimer's disease).
The response of the affected area:
After treatment, the affected area should feel short and warm. If the affected area has persistent rash, pain or discomfort after hot compress, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Appropriate hot compress, with adequate rest and proper care of the affected area, such as appropriate posture and auxiliary exercise, can accelerate the recovery of many pain symptoms. If there are questions, please consult the physiotherapist or the medical staff.