What is Heating pad/Hot Shower on Massage?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Heat therapy

Heat therapy is most commonly used for rehabilitation purposes. The therapeutic effects of heat include increasing the extensibility of collagen tissues; decreasing joint stiffness; reducing pain; relieving muscle spasms; reducing inflammation, edema, and aids in the post acute phase of healing.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle and joint pain 20 1
Pain 17 1
Fibromyalgia 5 1
Muscle spasms 3 0
Pain in lower back 2 0

Show all 15 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Heating pad/Hot Shower on Massage

Side effect Patients Percentage
Muscle tension 1
Pain in left side of neck 1


Based on patients currently using Heating pad/Hot Shower on Massage

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 hr weekly 1
2 hr daily 1
2 other daily 1
0mg as needed 1


Currently using Heating pad/Hot Shower on Massage

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
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