Sports Medicine Book


Local Heat Therapy

Aka: Local Heat Therapy
  1. See Also
    1. Musculoskeletal Injury Management
  2. Indications
    1. Chronic Pain relief for Musculoskeletal Injury
  3. Contraindications
    1. Acute Musculoskeletal Injury under 72 hours
  4. Technique
    1. Apply local heat
      1. Warm bath or shower (100 to 105 degrees)
      2. Heat Lamp
      3. Heating pad
      4. Warm compresses
    2. Duration: 15 to 20 minutes
  5. Adverse effects
    1. Local Burn Injury
    2. Orthostatic symptoms (warm bath, shower)
    3. Precipitation of coronary ischemia (warm bath, shower)

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