Arthritis pain relief can often be found through products that deliver heat or the feeling of heat, from pads you heat up to arthritis pain relief cream that you rub over affected areas.
Arthritis Heat Pads
Like heating pads, heated arthritis mitts, like Thermophore Arthritis Pads in Muff/Hand Size, are designed to relieve arthritis hand pain. The four-stage therapy switch provides optimum 20-minute arthritis pain relief treatments of intense moist heat without adding water. Fast-acting therapy relieves hand pain and stiffness for hours.
For arthritis pain in other bodyparts, try Thermophore Arthritis Pads with the same fast-acting moist heat therapy designed as joint, neck and back pads.
To deliver heat to a wider area, the Bed Warmer heating pad measures a generous 18” by 36”—use it alongside your body or across the bottom third of your bed for foot comfort.
Reusable Heat Products
Another type of arthritis pain relief is a mitt that heats up quickly in the microwave. The Microwavable MoistHeat with MicroBeads Arthritis Mitt has beads stitched into a soft fabric. It’s made to release the maximum amount of moist heat for arthritis pain and stiffness. The MicroBeads transfer heat deeper and quicker, and they never rupture, leak or dry out. When heated in the microwave, MicroBeads release their retained moisture, providing pain relieving therapeutic moist heat. After treatment, the MicroBeads absorb moisture back from the air, making them ready to be used again.
Arthritis Pain Relief Creams & Sprays
Arthritis pain can often be eased with topical treatments, available in spray, cream and ointment form. Ingredients may include soothing agents, like aloe in Heat Activated Pain Relief Spray (follow up with a heat glove for better absorption) or a capsaicin-based product—this component of spicy hot peppers is actually designed to create a nerve response by tricking your body into thinking you’re injured. The affected nerves release a chemical called substance P—substance P tells your nerves when to send out pain signals, so applying capsaicin on a specific area can “use up” the substance P and get rid of the source of your pain. Be sure to use capsaicin products with caution—avoid eyes, lips and nostrils as the active ingredient will burn these delicate tissues (wash your hands carefully after applying it).