Did you hear? Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week on Groundhog Day 2014, signifying six more weeks of winter. If the belief in this groundhog’s ability to predict the seasons has any truth to it, you’ll want to continue bundling up and keeping warm for the next month and a half.
Cold weather and arthritis don’t mix well
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, Phil’s prediction may be especially troubling, given that studies show people with rheumatoid arthritis experience more pain in cold weather. After walking in from the cold, consider soothing your arthritis with our microwavable MediBeads heat pads.
The specially-designed OrthoBeads in the MediBeads pads absorb only water from the air when microwaved, maintaining a high level of hygiene without the trouble of having to add extra water. The MediBeads Therapy Wrap fits around the back, abdomen, hips or shoulders, delivering penetrating moist heat to large areas of the body.
MediBeads pads do not continue to heat up after being microwaved like standard gel packs do. This allows the user to heat the pad to a perfect temperature without having to worry about being burned. As Ron from Boise, Idaho put it, “The adjustable heat is one of the therapy wraps best features.” The pads last up to 30 minutes, which is the recommended time for heat therapy treatments.
The MediBeads Standard Pad is smaller, measuring in at only 9 in. by 12 in. This size works perfectly for treating the shoulders, lower back and abdomen, and its simple shape allows for versatile use perfect for the bed or sofa.
Wrap any joint in a sea of warmth
There is a MediBeads wrap for almost any part of the body affected by arthritis. The MediBeads Joint Wrap fits perfectly around the knee and other large joints. Its snug fit will allow your joints to be completely immersed in comforting heat for up to 30 minutes.
In these wintry months, almost nothing is worse than cold, numb, achy feat. Relax them with the warmth of a MediBeads Foot Wrap. Sometimes our feet experience the most problems with circulation than other parts of our bodies. Get the blood flowing in your feet again!
For smaller joints like the wrist, we sell the MediBeads Carpal Cuff, which works to relieve pain from arthritis, tendonitis, hand stiffness or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Punxsutawney Phil might be scared of winter, but you don’t have to be! Our MediBeads pads and wraps will give you the heat relief you need.