Hot compress V/s Cold Compress- Which one is best?

According to experts, if you do not apply the right compress in pain, then it can increase your pain. In this article, we are telling you in detail about which body pain you should do

When there is pain in any part of the body, then the thing that most experts recommend doing is compression. Heat and cold compression is a great way to get relief from pain. It reduces swelling and gives relief from pain in no time. When it comes to compression, there are usually two methods, first hot and second cold. But there are many types of pain in the body and people are often confused about which pain should be done in which pain. 

In which pain of the body, which compress should be done?

  1. Which compress to do in back or back pain

If a person is having pain in the back or back, then such people are advised to compress with hot water or heating pad. For this, you can also use heating water bottles, heating pads or cotton cloth available in the market by heating it on the pan. By doing this you will get relief from pain very soon.

  1. Which compress to do when there is pain in the joints

Cold compresses are considered more beneficial when there is pain and swelling in the joints. In this situation, using ice for compressing is very beneficial. Along with this, the problem of muscle strain is also removed. You can use an ice pad or you can also apply a few pieces of ice to a cloth.

  1. What to do in Arthritis pain?

Arthritis is a very serious problem. In this condition, there is stiffness in the joints and there is severe pain in the joints. In this condition, compressing with warm water provides great relief in pain. This warms up the muscles, reduces swelling and increases blood circulation. Whenever you feel pain, compress it with warm water for 20 minutes, you will feel comfortable.

  1. Which compress should be given in the pain of periods?

Cramps during periods are extremely painful times for any woman. Training helps to reduce it. When it comes to compressing for period pain, it is advisable to compress the abdomen and waist with warm water or a pad. This not only gives relief from pain but also reduces the flow of periods.

  1. Which compress to do in headache?

In case of headache, compressing with cold or ice is more beneficial. This helps to calm and relax the head. You can use both ice pad and ice cubes while applying ice for headache, just place it on your head and apply it slowly.

Compression is a very effective way to get rid of body pain, but if you do not get relief from compressing, then contact your doctor so that he can find out the underlying cause.

(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.)

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