I feel like I am going to tell you something else that is wrong with me and you are gonna think what is wrong with this woman? LOL! This is something that a lot of us suffer with though, lower back pain. I have thrown my back out a few times over the years and it is a pain that is hard to describe. It is also a pain that is hard to get rid of. The pain is so deep that most products don’t even touch it.
I was sent the Deep Heat Patch to try, it provides effective, warming relief from muscular aches and pains, joint stiffness and backaches for up to eight hours. I love that I can put one on in the morning and have all day relief while going about my daily chores. Each patch contains iron and activated charcoal. When the pack is opened, the air activates a heat generating reaction that produces a warming effect when the patch is applied to the skin. This local, superficial heat improves the circulation to the muscles, so reducing pain and stiffness. Each Deep Heat Patch is active for up to eight hours after the pack is opened, providing long-lasting, deep-relieving warmth. With no smell and no associated grease, the self-adhesive patches are easy to apply and convenient for use during the day.
They also have a Deep Heat Patch for Back Pain, it has all the advantages of the Deep Heat Patch but is twice the size, so that it is ideal for the effective relief of back pain and aching muscles in the back. The self-adhesive patch is easy to apply, fits across the back and stays in place. I have had many that go on fine but then after moving all day they shift or move around, but not these, they stay put.
The patch is also odorless, so you won’t have to worry about an embarrassing smell while wearing one. No one wants to smell minty while out and about.
DEEP HEAT TOP TIPS
John Miles, head of medical and phsyio services at Cardiff Blues, offers his top tips on using heat therapy to prevent and treat muscular and ligament aches, sprains and pains.
- For muscle injury prevention – For those people who suffer with stiff hamstrings, calves or lower back pain when exercising, the application of Deep Heat over the muscle prior to exercise can be a great benefit in stimulating blood flow and therefore reducing muscle soreness and potential problems.
- Returning from injury – When returning from injury, particularly concerning muscle issues, the site of injury can often remain stiff for a while. Applying Deep Heat over the general area will immediately warm up the area bringing blood flow and oxygen back allowing normal movement to resume again. This speeds up the body’s ability to recover normal full function again.
- Cold weather activity – Whether you are preparing for a light run or a day in the garden, it’s important to get warm and remain warm while carrying out your activity to avoid and relieve muscular stiffness and cramps. A great tip for keeping hands warm when out in the cold is to apply Deep Heat to the back of the hands as this will stimulate blood flow to the area and in doing so keep the hands warm.
- Cramping – For those who suffer with cramp either when running or just in general day-to-day life may find benefits from applying Deep Heat over the main muscle area of the calves, or where cramp tends to appear for you personally. This will improve the circulation to the area and keep a fresh supply of blood in the muscle.
Disclosure: I was sent the products in this post to provide and honest review, monetary compensation was not received.