We humans, despite suffering from a lack of fur, feathers or blubber to protect us from the extremely cold temperatures of some places especially during the winter seasons, have been blessed with the knack for invention: thus, we have thermostats, heating blankets and a reusable hand warmer or two at our disposal, for those times when the cold just seems to seep into your skin, and when the usual layers of clothing will just not do.
These devices, while small, generate comfortable levels of heat for hours at a time, allowing you to continue through cold conditions without too much discomfort. This makes them ideal for the outdoors: simply keep a reusable hand warmer on your person, usually between your hands or in one of your pockets, in order to stay warm enough to be able to deal with even the harshest winters these days.
Not only is the reusable hand warmer useful outside the house, it also has a lot of benefits for a person inside the house as well. Warmth, after all, has a significant number of therapeutic uses as well, and warmth is exactly what this device specializes in. This, therefore, can be used to treat a number of complications in the hands of a person.
Arthritis, for example, leaves a person with what is known as “cold hands”. This is an effect of muscles in damaged joints knotting up, which is sometimes an effect of the surrounding temperatures as well. Using a hand warmer will help to loosen your wrist and finger muscles and decrease pain in them as well.
A pocket hand warmer can also be used in for the treatment of Raynaud’s disease, which is usually marked by fingers getting discolored due to spasms in the blood vessels, thus preventing any blood from reaching them. Warming the hands will loosen blood vessels up, thus allowing sufficient amounts of blood to reach them. This is even more helpful when you think about what can happen to untreated cases of Raynaud’s disease (gangrene and necrosis, for those who do not know).
The reusable hand warmer can even be used to treat those ailments that result from excessive use of a computer keyboard, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (the result of a pinched nerve in the wrist), Repetitive Strain Injury (recurring pain from, well, repetitive strain of the fingers and wrists) and Cumulative Trauma Disorder (similar to Repetitive Strain Injury, only much more serious). Using a hand warmer in between typing sessions loosens blood vessels, unwinds knotted muscles, heals pinched nerves and generally makes your hands a lot more comfortable to work with.
These are only a few of the general therapeutic uses of a hand warmer. There are so many ailments and complications out there that result from cold in your extremities. Using this little yet handy device can save you a lot of pain from these.