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As you know hot packs are used for local pain relief. It has a mechanism to kill pain. We spoke to, Dr Pradeep Bhosle who is the HOD of Nanavati Hospital-- orthopedic, and he suggested these hot packs for pain. However, he also mentioned that overuse of hot packs isn't a good thing and it may lead to weakness of skin and muscles and discolouration of your skin.
Hot water pack: This is a rubber bag full of hot water which is very beneficial for joint aches and even muscle and ligament aches. The water should be changed after every 20 to 30 mins.
Apply a heating pad to your neck: If your headache is caused by too much stress or tension in life, using a heat therapy may help. Applying a heating pad to your neck and shoulders helps relax tensed muscles and alleviate the throbbing pain. Keep the heating pad or a hot water bag for 10-15 minutes.
Electric heating pad: These are pads that are powered by electricity and are very helpful too but one has to be extra careful while using this and should control the heat levels well.