What is Heating pad/Hot Shower on Massage?

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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

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
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
Muscle tension 1
Pain in left side of neck 1

Dosages

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

Dosage Patients
2 other daily 1
2 hr four times daily 1
0mg as needed 1
1hours as needed 1

Duration

Currently using Heating pad/Hot Shower on Massage

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
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 2
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