Therapeutic Heat Pad
Therapeutic Heat Pad
Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads provide sustained relief by giving off a pleasant, relaxing deep heat for eight hours.
They are available in two sizes:
- Large for back pain and
- Small for neck and shoulder pain
How to Use
Directions of use:
- The pad should only be applied on clean, dry and unbroken skin.
- Open the pouch and remove the sealingpaper from the pad. Place
directly over the painful area and press on firmly.
- Within 30 minutes a comforting, consistent heat level develops.
- The pad should not be worn for more than 8 hours within any
24 hour period.
- The pad can easily be removed after use.
- Please note that the adhesiveness might be reduced by sweating.
Special warnings and pre-cautions for use:
Do not use the pad under the following circumstances:
- If the covering of the pad is damaged. (If your skin or eyes come
into contact with the content of the cell, rinse with water. If ingested,
rinse mouth and consult your physician.)
- On broken skin, on bruised or swollen areas or on body parts where
heat cannot be felt.
- On children or people who cannot remove the pad on their own.
- Together with medicated creams and ointments or additional
sources of heat.
Store at room temperature (25°C).
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not microwave. Not re-usable.
Frequently Asked Questions (6)
I have heard that cold therapy is also a good way to relieve pain. When is cold therapy the right treatment and when heat therapy?The therapeutic use of cold or warmth is a well-known physiotherapeutic treatment. Whether to use heat or cold on the affected area depends on the type of pain. Heat has been known for generations to be an effective way to relieve pain caused by muscle strain and tension, and in many cases applying external heat sources can relieve muscle pain. Cold is recommended for acute conditions, such as acute inflammation or injuries, e.g. sports injuries such as sprains, contusions, bruising, and swelling. If you are in doubt as to whether to apply heat or cold, please consult your pharmacist or physician.
When should I use Hansaplast Capsaicin Heat Patches and when Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads?Both products can be used for the relief of musculoskeletal pain. They differ in their mode of action. Hansaplast Capsaicin Heat Patches induce the feeling of warmth by means of a pharmacological ingredient and inhibit the pain-transmitting Substance P whereas Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads are an external source of physical heat.
Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads provide long-lasting deeply penetrating physical heat. They therefore can also be used by persons who react with unpleasant skin sensations when using capsaicin creams, ointments or pads.
Against which types of pain can the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads be used?The main field of application for the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads Large is the relief of muscle pain in the low back area. The main field of application for the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads Small is the relief of pain from muscle strain and tension in the neck and shoulder area. The heat pads provide pleasant and well-tolerated heat for the relief of muscle pain and relax tight and cramped muscles. Please first consult your physician if you want to use the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pad against other types of pain.
For how long should the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads be applied?The Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads should be applied over 2-3 days for 8 hours daily to achieve optimal results, but only one pads should be applied in the same area within any 24-hour period. In addition, a pad should not be applied for more than 7 consecutive days in the same area. A physician should be consulted if the pain remains or gets even worse, because this might be a sign of a more serious disease.
Why should I consult a physician before using the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads when I suffer from diabetes?Patients suffering from diabetes often develop poor blood circulation, a diminished ability to sense high temperatures, and are more susceptible to skin irritation due to their disease. Therefore, patients suffering from diabetes should consult their physician before using the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads.
Can I wear the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads overnight?It is possible to wear the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads overnight, but we suggest first wearing it during the day in order to experience the level of heat.