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What types of moist heat can I use to relieve pain?

Types of moist heat you can use to relieve pain include:

• warm shower (sit on a shower chair, if needed)
• warm whirlpool or Jacuzzi
• hot packs (the kind that can be heated in a microwave)
• warm, moist towel or cloth
• moist heating pad
• warm bath
• heated swimming pool
• disposable heat patch or belt (available at most pharmacies)
• paraffin mineral oil therapeutic mixture for hands and feet
• terrycloth bag filled with flaxseed or rice (this can be heated in microwave)

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