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Heat treatment has been used to treat pains and chronic aches. The use of heating pads increases the oxygen flow and nutrients to the muscle thereby helping muscle recovery. The use of heating pads stimulates the sensory receptors and also loosen the muscles thereby helping to decrease the stiffness and restoring flexibility. There are two types of heating pad, standard and far infrared heating pad. The regular heating pad uses heat with varying settings on a control pad. The infrared heating pads use far infrared heat and is used in cases of chronic pain.
Infrared Heating Pad Market: Drivers and Restraints
The demand for infrared heating pad market is expected to increase owing to lifestyle changes, lack of exercise as well as increasing incidence of chronic pain. Moreover, overweight people too have an increased risk of back pain. It is especially true for people with extra weight around the mid-section, which pulls the pelvis forward, creating stress on the lower back. Sitting in office chairs for hours at a time can cause low back pain or worsen existing pain. Over time, incorrect sitting posture and poor workplace ergonomics can contribute to or cause recurrent episodes of back pain.
Infrared Heating Pad Market: Segmentation
On the basis of product type, the infrared heating pad market can be segment as:
On the basis of distribution channel, the infrared heating pad market can be segment as:
Small heating pads can be used on the back of the neck, the shoulder, or the knee. They are flexible and can be wrapped around these areas of pain so that the muscles can heat up and can be reduced of spasm. After several sessions of heating for thirty minutes at a stretch, the joints will move more freely and there will be increased mobility. Much pain is related to inflammation and spasm of muscles and this is what heating pads treat best. Large heating pads can be used for the low and mid-back for those who have muscle spasm deep in the tissues causing pain and limited mobility of these areas. The goal of applying heat to these areas is to relieve the spasm, thus reducing pain and increasing mobility of the affected area.
Infrared Heating Pad Market: Overview
The infrared heating pads are made with jade stones imbedded in mesh packing. The infrared heating pad also has a controller allowing the user to set the desirable temperature. The heat given by the infrared heating pad is different compared to ordinary heating pads. The heat given out of the jade stones penetrates around 2 to 3 inches inside the skin. This infrared heating pad is thus used in cases of chronic pain and relieve spasm in the muscles that are far deeper in the skin. For patients suffering from chronic pain it makes exercise or even simple daily activities and chores extremely difficult and painful.
Infrared Heating Pad Market: Region-wise Outlook
In terms of geography, infrared heating pad market has been divided into seven regions including North- America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia- Pacific excluding Japan, Japan, and Middle-East & Africa and Latin America. The market in North America is expected to remain dominant while the market in Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest growing. In developing countries of Asia Pacific, the huge patient pool and the increasing number of shoulder and back pain due to long working hours are expected to contribute to the rapid growth of the market.
Infrared Heating Pad Market: Key Market Participants
Some of the key infrared heating pad market participants are UTK Technology, Ezvid, Inc., Therasage, PROMOLIFE, Integrative Wellness, Firzone and Win Health Medical Ltd.
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