Different Ways Residents of Our Apartments Can Use a Heating Pad
Heating pads can be an extremely effective way to feel more comfortable. Many residents of PepperTree Apartment Homes also turn to heating pads because they are a way to ease pain without needing to take medication. Some uses for heating pads that our residents can try include:
Tight muscles – Sometimes stress, accidentally sleeping in a funny position, or constant poor posture can cause sore spots, or “knots” in the back and neck. A heating pad can be soothing on tight muscles and help to loosen up these muscles. However, a heating pad should not be used on any sort of open wound, or on muscles that have been severely hurt or torn.
Keeping warm on a cool night – Although we don’t typically experience very cold temperatures in Florida, from time to time we can get a chilly winter night. A heating pad can be placed under the blankets to warm up the bed on these nights.
Arthritis pain – For those who struggle with arthritis, placing a heating pad on the affected area for 20 minutes can help to loosen stiff joints, particularly first thing in the morning. It is not recommended to use the heating pad for extended periods of time, however, because arthritis is a form of inflammation, and constant exposure to heat can actually make inflammation worse.
These are just some of the ways that residents of PepperTree apartments by The Villages, FL, can enjoy using a heating pad. Anyone who is unsure whether they can benefit from the use of a heating pad should consult with their physician.
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