Safe and effective temperature treatment | White Paper
February 13, 2022
Research has shown that there is a time-temperature relationship that determines the threshold of epidermal injury. A skin surface temperature of 44˚C (111˚F) may be applied to the skin surface for a duration of approximately 6 hours before producing a cutaneous burn. This is considered the threshold for thermal injury.
Locally applied heat increases the temperatures of the skin, superficial and deeper tissues, and joint cavities. The application of local heat is beneficial for the relaxation of the muscles and for sedative and analgesic effects. Sub-acute and chronic inflammatory conditions can react favorably to heat. The therapeutic use of the T/Pump is up to the discretion of the prescriber.