Relieving Knee Pain With ThermaKnee™Are your knees giving way because of old age or some distant injury that decided to act up again? Do you wake up in the mornings feeling that your knees are about to fall apart? Fret not as help is just around the corner.
The OrthoRelieve ThermaKnee™ is the perfect choice for people experiencing knee pain or other discomforts around the knee joint, and need something they can easily use at home or at the office to soothe out the aches and pains and feel comfortable again.
ThermaKnee™ is a heating brace that uses heat to relieve pain, muscle cramps and many other conditions. It has 3 pre-set heat settings that can be selected through a single button operation. Pushing the button cycles the settings between the 3 different temperatures of low, medium and high. It is powered by an AC adaptor that you can plug into your wall socket. It also comes with an optional USB cable adaptor so you can even power it from your laptop! If heat is not what you want, there is also a mesh pocket on the inside of the brace if you want to insert an ice pack for cold compress treatment.
What you can use it for
ThermaKnee™ can be used for a variety of knee ailments that can find relief through the application of heat. These may include but are not limited to:
- Strains and sprains
- ACL, PCL, MCL meniscus tear
- Muscle fatigue
- Relief of cramps
- Other situations that may require hot compress treatment
Post surgery recovery
ThermaKnee™ can be used as a rehabilitative knee brace and is a great help in post-operative recovery. The warmth from the heat source can quickly quell any post-op discomfort and accelerate recovery.
Three temperature settings
ThermaKnee™ has been pre-configured to allow 3 heat temperature settings to suit different comfort levels. The temperatures are as follows:
- Highest (red): the temperature is 149℉/65℃, super hot and heats in seconds
- Medium (white): the temperature is 131℉/55℃, very hot
- Lowest (blue): the temperature is 113℉/45℃, warm
(Note: These temperatures assume you're using the AC adaptor. Temperatures are lower with the USB cable due to lower current output)
What is hot compress therapy and what are the benefits?
Hot compress therapy (or thermotherapy) is the process of subjecting an area on the body to a targeted heat source to raise its temperature. Heat treatment for injury recovery has been used for hundreds of years as a medical cure and has been known to loosen stiff joints and soothe out aching muscles. When a sore joint or sprained muscle is subjected to heat, the blood vessels around the area get larger, allowing more blood, oxygen, and nutrients to be delivered to the injured tissues to facilitate recovery and promote faster healing. The improved blood circulation as a result of the heat treatment quickly suppresses pain and soreness.
Using heat therapy to treat Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
Have you ever experienced achy muscles that start to happen only a few days after a workout? That's Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). It is pain and soreness in the muscle that begins one or two days after a workout. Research has shown that heat therapy can reduce delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) by up to 47% just 24 hours after your exercise. However do note that you have to apply heat immediately after the workout to get the best results and not wait until it's too late.
Use on other parts of the body
ThermaKnee™ is a small, wrap around brace that is secured with Velcro, and as long as it fits, can easily be used on other parts of the body like the calves and arms too.
Keeps the knee warm in cold weather
Just before cold weather arrives, the barometric pressure in the air decreases. As a result, the fluids and gases within your knee's joints start to expand, leading to an unpleasant feeling of pressure on your nerves, which in turn causes pain. ThermaKnee™ will be a great companion in the cold winter months, especially if knee pain acts up during cold weather. It helps not only to relieve that nagging pain, but at the same time keeps your knees warm and cozy as well.
ThermaKnee™ is available as a one size fits most, and at the time of writing, retails at USD49.99. It includes a 30 day money back guarantee so if you're not happy with it within 30 days, just drop OrthoRelieve an email and the friendly staff will gladly refund you your money with no questions asked. You can get ThermaKnee™ here: