What is Hot and Cold packs?

Category: Physical Therapy

Most popular types: Rice sock Wheat bags (microwaveable)

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Heat and ice are the two most common types of passive, non-invasive, and non-addictive therapies. Heat and cold can be used alternatively and are often used as a prelude to exercise therapy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 8 1
Pain in lower back 6 1
Neck pain 5 1
Inflammation 2 0
Pain in shoulder(s) 2 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hot and Cold packs

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Hot and Cold packs

Dosage Patients
30 min daily 2
600 min weekly 1
150 min daily 1
daily 1

Duration

Currently going to Hot and Cold packs

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hot and Cold packs.