Ankle Injury Heat Therapy
Ankle and Foot Thermal Treatment
Heat or thermal therapy is a therapy treatment involving, you guessed it, heat. The main benefit of employing heat therapy for ankle and foot injuries is that it’s a very comfortable experience, especially versus other ankle treatments like cold or ice baths. Heat therapy is a great way to open blood vessels in ankle and foot injuries, helping to aid in healing as well as reduce painful ankle injury symptoms such as stiffness.
The AnkleAid thermal heat bath offers relief from sore or stiff injured ankles and feet when used as part of a normal ankle or foot treatment routine.
Why is Heat Therapy Bad Immediately After an Ankle or Foot Injury?
The rush of blood to an injured ankle is what causes swelling, bruising and harmful fluids to flow into your muscle tissue. Preventing this blood flow is what truly begins the foot or ankle injury healing process. Unlike cold, which restricts blood vessels and limits blood flow, heat opens blood vessels, welcoming more blood and fluid into the area. By applying heat immediately after an injury, you’re inviting further swelling and tissue damage.
When Should You Use Heat Therapy for Ankle Injuries?
Most doctors would recommend using heat therapy 48 hours after an ankle or foot injury, or at least wait until you’ve controlled the swelling. After the initial 48 hours heat therapy is a great way to provide routine treatment for your ankle and foot injuries.
How Does Heat Therapy for Ankle and Foot Injuries Work?
As we said before, heat therapy opens blood vessels, allowing more blood to flow into the injured ankle or foot. This is extremely beneficial to your ankle muscle tissue, as it is your blood that delivers oxygen and other nutrients essential for healthy growth and recovery. Heat can also cause your ankle and foot muscles to stretch during recovering, helping to stave off soreness and stiffness.
It is for these reasons that heat therapy is majorly beneficial as part of a normal ankle and foot injury treatment routine, or as an element of your rehabilitation.
AnkleAid for Thermal / Heat Therapy
Heat / Thermal Therapy Indications
AnkleAid can be used with hot water for:
Heat Therapy Contraindications
Should not be used if you have any of the following:
- Sensory changes (cannot feel if it is too hot)
- Heat injury
- Hyper or hypo-sensitive to heat
- Circulatory problems
- During the acute phase of injury
- Malignant tumors
Benefits of Ankleaid Thermal Therapy
- Reduces ankle and foot pain
- Reduces ankle and foot stiffness
- Decrease ankle and foot muscle spasm
- Increase blood flow to the area which promotes healing
Consult with your doctor on the type of therapy needed (cold or hot), the proper temperature and amount and duration of therapy. This device is not intended to prevent injuries or reduce or eliminate the risk of injury.
If any additional pain or symptoms occur while using this device, discontinue and seek medical attention.
This device is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days. This warranty does not apply to devices that have been modified or subjected to misuse, abuse or neglect.
Don’t wait for an injury to purchase your AnkleAid. Because it’s important to treat ankles quickly, having an AnkleAid in your home is a major asset in helping you heal fast.ankle and foot ankle and foot ankle and foot ankle and foot