Knee Pain

  • Many professionals believe daily stretching is an effective way to minimize knee and other joint pain.

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    Knee pain is extremely common in the U.S. In fact, it’s so common that one third of people who visit the doctor for muscle and bone pain have knee pain. A common cause of knee and joint pain is tight muscles. ThermaCare® Knee & Elbow HeatWraps deliver 12 hours of consistent heat that penetrates deep into tissue to increase blood flow, stop pain and accelerate healing. The heat therapy helps relax sore, tight muscles and increases flexibility, making body movement freer and easier.

    ThermaCare® Knee & Elbow HeatWraps use adjustable straps to provide a custom fit that delivers pain-relieving heat where it counts.

    What You Can Do

    Combine the heat therapy of ThermaCare® with the following:

    • Perform range-of-motion and strengthening exercises while pain symptoms are present*
    • Move on to low-stress exercises (e.g. walking, swimming or cycling) after pain symptoms have improved (typically two to four weeks)
    • Avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise and uncomfortable positions
    • Use medication as directed
    • Maintain normal activity
    • Consult your doctor

     

    *Consult your doctor (or physician) before beginning a new exercise regimen