II. Indications

III. Contraindications

  1. Acute Musculoskeletal Injury under 72 hours

IV. 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

V. Adverse effects

  1. Local Burn Injury
  2. Orthostatic symptoms (warm bath, shower)
  3. Precipitation of coronary ischemia (warm bath, shower)

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