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Did nothing for my problem
from Red Deer, AB
I got this hoping it would help chronic pain in my hip and thigh. But I get more relief from my hot water bottle. I found it did not get very warm and I would forget to turn the dial to the lower setting. It would be better if it had an auto shut off, then you could use it when napping or sleeping. It did not work for me but I would urge others with chronic pain to give it a try.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Hopes not realized...again
I'd like to be among those who have testified in the affirmative about the efficacy of this product. I've used it often hoping that it could be an answer to pain and stiffness, of muscle tension or of inflammation, but to no avail. I receive more relief using a regular heating pad, and for the price of the Thermotex, I could have purchased enough of those for back, bottom, and one for each arm and leg. And they would have been flexible enough to be easily wrapped around the offending part. The things we fall for in search of pain relief!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from sherbrooke, Quebec
I purchased the Thermotex Platinum a little while ago and found it helped immediatly. I use it on my lower back from a fall a few years ago ( I am using it as I writing this at my desk)I also use it on a bad left knee and on my hands for arthritis pain. I have used regular heat pads and this product is not even in the same league. I have recommended it to friends and are ordering it or will in the near future after trying mine. Would not live without it. Thanks for offering it.
( 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
NOT FOR ME
I'm one of those people who will try anything for pain management. Unfortunately this product did not do it for me. I found the pad uncomfortable, because it was firm it actually felt like it was creating more discomfort. The heating element did not heat up, warm was about as good as it got. NO DEEP HEAT HERE!! For myself I find warm to hot baths work way better for my pain. Overall I think it's great that it's helping others, but not this girl.. I returned it. Sorry TSC, this product was a BOMB for me.
I bought this to help me with my arthritis and itfeels absolutely wonderful. I still use my Kalayapain rub because there is a place for both of these products. My husband who suffered a severe spinal injury a number of years ago also uses thethermotex and it does give him enough relief that he is able to sleep through the night.
Deep Healing Warmth
from Winnipeg, MB
I purchased this Thermotex Platinum Infrared Heating Pad a week after I was diagnosed with Adhesive Capsulitis.It has been a godsend as the deep heating made the treatments a lot more bearable.The flexibility of this heating pad makes it easy to mold around the areas that need treatment.
By Always Shopping
I have recurring upper back problems in the shoulder and neck area. Using the Thermotex Platinuim as directed has given me tremendous relief from pain in the shoulders. However, we need one to specifically address the neck and upper shoulder area....something similar to a shawl. I have purchased and tried other heating pads which gave only minimal relief and shortly after they were removed the pain returned. I too find this item somewhat cumbersome to use and will also say that whatever effort it took was well worth it. Using it daily has created a very manageable pain solution. This is not a cure for my condition. However it makes life so much easier. Sincerely hope the company makes something to work around the upper shoulder and neck area.One day after shovelling heavy snow my lower back was very painful. One treatment, as directed, brought excellent relief and I was pain free in this area. Even the next day when I returned to more shovelling, with a smaller shovel this time!Thank you, Shopping Channel for making this product available at such a reasonable price. I bought it as a show stopper.
Not Comfortable for Sitting
I suffer from neuropathic pain. Heat is comforting and I found this product did have good heating capability. However, my problem is when I am sitting and I found this product very uncomfortable and certainly could not have used it while driving or as a passenger. I regret that I did have to return it.
from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
I don't know if I had a heating pad that wasn't functioning properly but it only got barely warm to the touch at the highest setting. I returned it.
( 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Steinbach, MB
I like the thermotex platinum pad for on my back, legs, arms. The warmth feels good and I believe it helps more than a heating pad. It is uncomfortable to use on the neck though. That's disappointing because I get a lot of neck pain. I'm still unsure if I'm keeping it....