FAST FACTS: Nondrug Treatment: Heat
Heat treatments are placed at or near the site of the pain to relieve the pain. Heat relieves pain by: 1) improving circulation to skin and muscles, 2) relaxing muscles and reducing muscle spasms and irritation, and 3) decreasing sensitivity to pain.
Heat Treatment Options:
Heat Application guidelines:
Necessary equipment for warm, moist compress treatment:
What else the Caregiver should do: