Three Features You Need in a Heating Pad

To alleviate your bone, joint, or muscle pain, turn to a heating pad.

Woman using a heating pad on her back
A good heating pad should be warm in seconds and over time, help ease your pain.Mighty Bliss

When pain strikes, there is only so much you can do from home. But one of the best things to reach for is a heating pad. These can help with pain in your back, neck, shoulder, and many other places. However, there are some things that you want to look for in the ideal heating pad. Look for a device that is hands-free, heats quickly, and features multiple settings.

Hands Free

Large Heating Pad for Back and Shoulder, 24"x33" Heat Wrap with Fast-Heating and 5 Heat Settings, Auto Shut Off Available

Two Colors Available

Keeping your hands free while you’re alleviating pain is a must.MaxKare

You’re already being inconvenienced by the fact that you’re dealing with pain, so don’t make things even more difficult by using a heating pad that requires your hands. Opt for a hands-free unit that stays in place on its own, thanks to magnetic clasps and straps. This not only frees up your hands, but also ensures that the heating pad is able to properly do its job.

Quick Heat-up

Pure Enrichment PureRelief XXL (20"x24") Electric Heating Pad for Back Pain and Cramps - Ultra-Soft with 6 Temperature Settings, Auto Shut-Off, and Moist Heat

Moist Or Dry Use

The less time you spend waiting for things to get hot, the more relief you’ll get.Pure Enrichment

Pain means you’re looking for quick relief, and you don’t want to have to wait 20 minutes for your heating pad to be ready. When shopping for a heating pad, look for one that can heat up in seconds to provide you relief as soon as possible.

Multiple Settings

MIGHTY BLISS Large Electric Heating Pad for Back Pain and Cramps Relief -Extra Large [12"x24"] - Auto Shut Off - Heat Pad with Moist & Dry Heat Therapy Options

Soft Microplush Fibers

Sometimes you need it hot, sometimes just warm.Mighty Bliss

There are times that your pain is going to require more heat than others, so you want the option to fit your current needs. Some heating pads come with multiple heat settings that include low, medium, and high. Even better yet, try to get one that can be used either wet or dry.