If you're suffering from pain from arthritis or other ailments, hot packs can help you feel better. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can get one that's customized to the body part that hurts or keep a less specialized one on hand. If your skin is sensitive or you have poor circulation, you might prefer a warm pack, which will give you less heat.
Instant Packs Some hot compresses, such as those made by Rapid Aid, turn hot immediately when you fold them in half, so you can apply heat to your injured body part right away. These are especially helpful when you are outside and don't have quick access to a microwave to heat them.
Heat Your Entire Body While many hot pads or packs are small so that you can apply them to specific body parts, you can also get a spa wrap that's great for your entire body. This wrap helps to keep you warm and comfortable.
Latex Free Many hot packs are latex free, so you don't have to worry about allergies.