Which pack should you use to relieve yourself from pain-- here's what experts have to say

Here's what Dr Pradeep Bhosle, HOD of Nanavati Hospital -- orthopaedic, has to say about hot packs.

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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.

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Hot Water

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.

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Heating Pad

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.

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Electric Pad

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.