Friday, February 28, 2014

Sports Injury treatment

Many of us have suffered from injuries during and after affects of sporting activities and as a weekend warrior around the garden.
The question always asked is what form of treatment should I use for these injuries, should I use hot or cold.
here are a few tips on how you should apply these treatments.
Do you know when to use ice and when to use heat on a sports injury? Most people know to apply ice to an acute injury, like a sprained ankle, but aren't so sure when to use heat. The following guidelines will help you sort it out.

Cold Therapy 

Cold therapy with a Warm Buddy heat pack taken from the freezer is the best immediate treatment for acute injuries because it reduces swelling and pain.

Heat Therapy

Heat is generally used for chronic injuries or injuries that have no inflammation or swelling. Sore, stiff, nagging muscle or joint pain is ideal for the use of heat therapy. Athletes with chronic pain or injuries may use heat therapy before exercise to increase the elasticity of joint connective tissues and to stimulate blood flow. Heat can also help relax tight muscles or muscle spasms.
Warm Buddy have been making therapeutic products since 1996 that are approved medical devices for the relief of pain and stress.
Please let us know if you have any questions related to this article.

How to apply heat therapy

The most effective heat therapy products are Warm Buddy therapeutic heat packs and wraps that can maintain their heat at the proper temperature. “Warm” is the proper temperature. Patients should not have their heat source be hot to the point of burning the skin. The desired effect is for the heat to penetrate down into the muscles. Simply increasing the temperature of the skin will do little to decrease discomfort.

Heat Therapy

Sports Therapy wrap heat wrap

In many instances, the longer the heat is applied, the better. The duration that one needs to apply the heat, though, is based on the type of and/or magnitude of the injury. For very minor back tension, short amounts of heat therapy may be sufficient (such as 15 to 20 minutes). For more intense injuries, longer sessions of heat may be more beneficial (such as 30 minutes to 2 hours, or more) you will have to reheat the Warm Buddy heat pack a few times during this longer period of treatment.
For sports injuries you may want to try our sports therapy wrap, as with all our products they can be used hot or cold, for new injuries with bruising use a cold pack and for aches and pains use a warm pack.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New products coming in a few days

Small Moosey and Little Buddy Moosey

Coming in a few days time our new warm up animals.Plus the return of the Large Wooly.
Once in stock we will publish them to our warm Buddy page, keep coming back to check

Little Buddy Moosey and Small Moosey

Large Wooly

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Heating pad can be good and bad for you

How a heating pad can be good and bad for you.

Since 2000 we have been selling heating pads for aching sore muscles, while these are excellent for this purpose, we also find individuals in sports and other activities that use them for warming muscles and then with their warm supple muscle proceed to stretch their muscles past their normal comfort points thus creating more damage to their muscles.
Sports Therapy Wrap

It is important to have muscle that are warm prior to any strenuous exercise but just be careful not to over extend your normal stretch points and you and your muscles will last a lifetime.
Here is a link to our heating pads. We have a variety to meet all your needs.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Why Warm Buddy heat packs are the best for you

 Warm Buddy heating Pads

We are often asked why Warm Buddy products are superior than other heat products, below is  a chart that explains why. 

Why Warm Buddy heat packs & heat wraps are superior for pain & stress relief
Drug Free(dom) Warm Buddy Gel Packs Flax Seed Hot water bottle Electric heat pad Oat grain
Heat Retention Best Too hot Poor Poor Good Poor
After smell None None yes None None yes
Moist heat yes None None None None None
Scalding No Yes No Yes Yes No
Electro magnetic field (EMF) No No No No yes No
Washable yes No No Yes No No
Caution! None Stiff & hard to mould to body Fire hazard if over heated Leaking Over heating Can overheat and catch fire
*Electric blankets create a magnetic field that penetrates about 6-7 inches into the body. Thus it is not surprising that an epidemiological study has linked electric blankets with miscarriages and childhood leukemia...more info
* Moist heat is used primarily for old and chronic injuries. It helps to loosen and relax sore muscles, tendons and ligaments, as well as increase blood flow to bring more red blood cells to the injury to facilitate healing.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Migraines and headache relief

Do you suffer from Migraines, I do and they are perpetuated by the weather and chocolates. I should have taken up meteorology as a career as I can tell when the weather is going to change to rain the day before it happens.
Migraine relief sleep mask

The way I take the edge of the migraine is using a Warm Buddy sleep mask, you can use these warm, cold or just natural. I prefer at room temperature, just slip the mask on and within 15 minutes the edge has been taken off the migraine.
I know ever ones migraine is different and each of us has our own way of dealing with it, but give these a try, my daughter also suffers from them and uses these as a first point of attack.
Good luck.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Keeping warm in this frigid weather

Warm Buddy have been making heat pack and warm up animals for years, while they are mainly used for muscle aches and pains, in this frigid weather they are great for keeping warm.
heat packs and heat warps

 Keep warm this winter

Just pop the heat pack in the microwave for the prescribed time and it will warm you up fast, this is also an ideal way of keeping your hydro bills lower as 3 minutes in the microwave will warm you for an hour or more, whilst keeping warm the heat packs will keep stress levels down and reduce any aches and pains you may have.
We have many different types of heat packs and warm up animals, they can all be seen here.
Here's to a warmer winter, with a warm Buddy.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Heat or cold therapy for Arthritis

Should I use Cold or heat for my arthritis pain?

A common question should I use cold or heat for aches and pains. The general rule is that in the first 48 hours after an injury, cold should be used to reduce inflammation. After the first 48 hours, ice or heat may be used. The common sense advice is: use what works! If cold makes the pain feel better, then use that. If heat makes the pain feel better, that is okay, too.
We have several items that are used by people suffering from arthritic pain.

For the hands we have our warming mitts.

Warming mitts for arthritic hands

For other general aches and pains we have a variety of heat packs that can all be used hot or cold

Moist heat pain relief

Moist Heat Therapy for Muscle Relief

Moist Heat Therapy for Muscle Relief

Moist heat therapy
The benefits of heat therapy are undeniable and truly impressive. Heat therapy can relieve stiffness and improve circulation by opening blood vessels - relieving pain from arthritis, tennis elbow, sinus headaches, TMJ, aching feet, shoulder and back pain, and many more conditions!
But how does moist heat compare to dry heat therapy? There are many advantages to using moist heat therapy over traditional dry heat:

Deeper Muscle Penetration

Because water transfers heat better than air moist heat therapy delivers more heat directly to your skin without losing heat in the transfer process. The result of this greater heat transfer efficiency is that more of the heat makes its way deep into muscles, joints, ligaments and soft tissue. This deep muscle penetration using our Sports Therapy Wrap is great for athletes; because blood flow and oxygen levels are increased the healing process is accelerated.

Faster Relief of Pain

Moist heat pads are able to relax and penetrate the muscle faster due to the wet heat. As the muscle heats up blood quickly rushes in and starts the healing process. People who use moist heat therapy report that they start feeling more relaxed faster each time they do the therapy and get better faster overall.

All our heating pads can also be used for cold therapy asn well as warm moist heat. All are approved medical devices for the relief of pain and stress.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

How to heat your Warm Buddy

Here are a couple of videos on how to heat your warm Buddy heat pack and warm up animals.
We hope this helps you 

Warm Buddy medical devices

Warm Buddy have been making medical devices since 1996 and we have been associated with Warm Buddy since 2000.
Warm Buddy products are designed to help with the relief of stress and pain relief.
All Warm Buddy products are approved medical devices by Health Canada for the relief of stress and pain.

Warm Buddy natural pain relief products:

Thousands of customers around the world have or are enjoying the benefits these products offer, from back pain,neck and shoulder pain,headaches,migraine ,this is my popular product as I suffer from Migraines, I just put on my sleep mask and the weight of it works the pain from the sinuses and within 10 to 15 minutes the edge has been taken off the migraine.
Pain and stress relief products

If you suffer from cramps then our warming pillow is the perfect companion for you. Sports enthusiasts enjoy the Sports therapy wrap to warm up muscles prior to work-outs and if muscle pain occurs, this is also perfect for those suffering from sciatica.
Lets not forget our world famous warm up stuffed animals, these have offered comfort to so many people, these are designed for everybody.
Plus our baby products have brought peace into many households, these are all baby safe,(stitched eyes).
Once you buy one of our Warm Buddy products they will last for years and years, we keep telling warm Buddy they need to build in obsolescence into their products as they last too
Enjoy your Warm Buddy

Relieving stress naturally

Just think,relieve stress naturally with no pills.
Warm Buddy have been making stress relieving products since 1996. We have been selling them and helping people relieve stress aches and pains since 2000
The most popular product is the Ultra-Shoulder wrap, this fits tailored to your neck and shoulders giving a warm moist heat that will penetrate those tight stressed muscles.
Use it at work, we have Worksafe BC that uses these for their staff when they are stressed out. here is a comment by their corporate ergonomist.

Stress relief at work

Stress relief shoulder wrap

Worksafe BC incorporated the use of our Ultra Shoulder wraps for their employees to use to relieve stress or tension at work.
  • Emma Chritensen their corporate ergonomist found that individuals using the wraps had a more relaxed posture while working at their workstations, their shoulders were lower, not hunched up around the ears and productivity increased.
This all natural stress relief wrap penetrates deep into muscles to dissolve stress and soothe aches, moist heat therapy can even help diminish tension headaches.

All the Warm Buddy products can be used hot or cold depending on the therapy required.
Do you have a tough and stressful drive to work, just heat up the shoulder wrap and wear it while you drive and feel the tension just melt away.
All Warm Buddy products are approved medical devices by Health Canada for the relief of stress and muscle aches and pains.

Pain relief products

Pain Relief Products:

All Warm Buddy products are approved medical devices for the relief of back pain, muscle spasms, muscle pain, sciatica & stress relief. All relieved fast & naturally. Our Warm up stuffed animals offer warmth - comfort & stress relief. All our Natural pain relief products can be used hot or cold, depending on required therapy.