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
Neck pain 5 1
Pain in lower back 5 0
Inflammation 2 0
Pain in shoulders 2 1
Ankle sprain 1 0

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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
3

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

Side effect Patients
None 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Hot and Cold packs

Dosage Patients
daily 2
20 min daily 1
30 min daily 1
150 min daily 1

Duration

Currently going to Hot and Cold packs

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
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 0
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 1
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hot and Cold packs.