Anyone Tried Heated Massage Pads? They Seem to Help Me..

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This item has heat and massages. Feels awesome on my FS! 

Received as a gift from a family member off of a home shopping tv show. It's a heated neck & shoulder massager.  I think it's helped the pain a little today. Maybe this will help someone else. 

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    PS. It was only around $49. I think it's Sunbeam.  "Massaging XL  Heat Therapy Neck & Shoulder Wrap". 

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    I saw those did you get any?

    There is a special therapy catalog online. Has many types of gel shaped for shoulders. Necks, backs, elbow. They microwave or cool in freezer. Velcro fastener . Some days especially winter I walk around like the Michelin tire man with one on each joint. I have had mine for years . They never wear out.

    Hope xxx

     

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      LOL I can relate to walking around like the Michelin man! haha.

      The Sunbeam back neck massager/heat pad makes me look a little like a turtle, but works GREAT! (At least my my stage of this stupid FS.)  Noticed some of that nasty tension in my neck isn't as intense. All our muscles in upper body are pretty tense and out of wack from the FS I bet. 

      I am so happy when we can post things here that might help others. It's so scary when you are new to FS.  This forum and all the kind people here helped me. 

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    Funny that you should post this...I was just thinking of starting a thread about heat vs. ice. When I went to PT, I was surprised when he told me I should ice my shoulder as it seemed to feel so good to let hot water run over it in the shower! Anyway, he stated that since FS is inflammation, ice should be used. So I did. Then I went to see an acupuncturist and he told me, heat on the shoulder 2x's a day for 20 minutes. He feels that for acute injury, yes, ice is good, but for prolonged chronic stiffness/pain, heat is recommended. So, YES, now I am using a heating pad

    and also have a neck roll that I can heat in the microwave that feels good too. I don't have any massaging action with mine, but I can imagine that it would feel good. Part of my discomfort seems to come not from the shoulder itself, but from the other muscles that are working overtime to compensate. When I had back pain this winter, warm whirlpool baths with epsom salts were really soothing too!

    Glad you found some pain relief!!!

     

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      I'm with you on the epsom salts and hot baths! One of the only things that has helped me at all is sitting in a hot tub with epsom salts and dipping a towel in the water and draping over the shoulder.. 

      You should post someting about heat vs cold. Some of the newer people are probably as confused as we were. Good idea!

      (My experience, cold helped at first, but the heat helped after about five months or so.)

      I am LIVING under this heat pad/massager. I was hopping someone else might find some help from it. It's the little things for all of us right now!

      15 months into this, I am so ready to move on, as we all are I have no doubt! 

      Glad you found some relief too. 

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    I found that both hest and ice helped. Whenever the pain was st it's worse took many hot showers too

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