Heating Pads & Heat Therapy Used For Pain Muscle Spasms Swelling Joint Stiffness Heat Therapy is an easy and inexpensive option to provide relief from many forms of pain. Because it is so simple, it is often overlooked and physicians may forget to mention it, but heat therapy used in the right way can be a valuable part of many pain treatment programs. Why Use A Heating Pad Over Other Heat Therapy Products? A Heating Pads will maintain constant heat on the affected area. This makes your treatment much more effective. Other treatments, like Microwave Hot Packs or Heat Wraps, loose their temperature over time, lowering their effectiveness. Why Use Moist Heat? Moist heat is more effective than dry heat because it penetrates more deeply, which increases the effect on muscles, joints, and soft tissue. It can help relieve pain, reduce muscle spasms, reduce joint stiffness, and make soft tissue more limber. a heating pad can be used to help loosen tight muscles and joints during a warm-up period before exercise. For example, you may put moist hot packs on tight leg muscles before running, or on your shoulder before throwing, or on tight neck or back muscles. No water needed. Our Thermotech Heating Pads produce moist heat automatically by drawing moisture from humidity in the air and retaining it in the hot pack's outer flannel cover. The rapid rise in temperature when the pad is turned on forces the moisture out of the flannel on to the patient's skin.