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#1

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 5020 reviews
Performance

10

Created with Raphaël 2.1.210.0010
Build quality

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Controls and functionality

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Temperature control

10

Created with Raphaël 2.1.210.0010

Pros

  • Large quality heating pad is perfect for cramps
  • Made with soft microplush fibers for cozy feeling
  • Offers low, medium and high temperature heat settings

Cons

  • Inconsistent heating
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#2

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Homech Heating Pad

$29.74
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1705 reviews
Performance

10

Created with Raphaël 2.1.210.0010
Build quality

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Controls and functionality

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Temperature control

10

Created with Raphaël 2.1.210.0010

Pros

  • Helps reduce inflammation and painful cramps
  • 17 x 33 inch heat therapy wrap has 6 different heat settings
  • Makes transport effortless, so that you can take the heat pad with you at work

Cons

  • Shuts off automatically
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#3

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Cure Choice Large Electric Heating Pad

$21.95 ($21.95 / Count)
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 4458 reviews
Performance

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Build quality

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Controls and functionality

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Temperature control

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010

Pros

  • Helps reduce inflammation and painful cramps
  • Comes with low, medium and high temperature settings
  • Soft and feels very pleasant on the skin

Cons

  • Uneven heat distribution
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#4

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 931 reviews
Performance

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Build quality

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Controls and functionality

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Temperature control

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010

Pros

  • Relieves pain and muscle damage
  • Easy to use and absolutely safe
  • Ultra-soft customizable electric heating pad can relieve daily muscle soreness

Cons

  • Flimsy design
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#5

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Homech Heating Pads for Back Pain and Cramps

$42.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 704 reviews
Performance

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Build quality

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Controls and functionality

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Temperature control

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010

Pros

  • Therapeutic heating pad helps reduce inflammation and painful cramps
  • Digital LCD controller makes for easy operation
  • Fitted with an auto shut off safely turns off after 2 hours of use for peace of mind

Cons

  • XL size is not very large
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#6

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MIGHTY BLISS XXLarge Electric Heating Pad

$35.17
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1557 reviews
Performance

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Build quality

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Controls and functionality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Temperature control

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010

Pros

  • Sturdy, long lasting and heats to penetrate effectively
  • Made with soft microplush fibers for cozy feeling
  • Comes with low, medium or high temperature heat settings

Cons

  • Average build quality
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#7

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 677 reviews
Performance

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Build quality

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Controls and functionality

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Temperature control

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010

Pros

  • Shell is made of soft and comfortable microplush fabric
  • Provides extraordinary feeling and maintains consistent heat
  • Heating pad is machine washable and easy to maintain

Cons

  • Does not explain how to use it for moist therapy
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#8

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XXX-Large Sable Heating Pad

$32.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 3489 reviews
Performance

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Build quality

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Controls and functionality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Temperature control

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010

Pros

  • Efficiently heats up for fast pain relief
  • 6 heat settings and fast heat up
  • Wires routed inside are thin so that you do not feel them

Cons

  • Average build quality
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#9

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iTeknic Heating Pad for Back Pain Relief

$49.99 ($49.99 / Count)
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 359 reviews
Performance

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Build quality

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Controls and functionality

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Temperature control

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010

Pros

  • Features wearable thermotherapy technology which delivers deep, penetrating heat wherever applied
  • Heating pad wrap can snap around your neck to stay in place
  • Easy-care, gentle, cozy flannel heat pad with soft touch offers maximum comfort for daily use

Cons

  • Inconvenient heat settings
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#10

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Heating Pad, iTeknic Electric Heating Pad

$27.99 ($27.99 / Count)
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 291 reviews
Performance

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Build quality

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Controls and functionality

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Temperature control

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010

Pros

  • Sturdy, long-lasting and heats to penetrate effectivel
  • Heats up in seconds till reaches the temperature you want from 6 heating modes
  • Can be cleaned by machine or hand in the water below 40C

Cons

  • Average build quality
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#11

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XL Heating Pad

$29.97
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 2076 reviews
Performance

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Build quality

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Controls and functionality

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Temperature control

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010

Pros

  • Treats pain effectively by directing a stream of heat towards the place that hurts
  • Gentle to the touch wherever you place it
  • Perfect heating pad for back pain and cramps

Cons

  • Higher setting is also lukewarm
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#12

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Cure Choice XL Electric Heating Pad

$31.95 ($31.95 / Count)
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 441 reviews
Performance

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Build quality

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Controls and functionality

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Temperature control

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010

Pros

  • Penetrates your skin and soothe the sore muscles and joints
  • Electric heated therapy pad will conform to your neck and shoulders and feel unbelievably comfortable
  • Made with a quality microplush flannel fabric that feels super soft on the skin

Cons

  • Does not emit enough heat
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#13

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XLarge(25" x 26") Heating Pad

$35.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1646 reviews
Performance

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Build quality

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Controls and functionality

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Temperature control

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010

Pros

  • Slightly weighted edges help the electric heating pad drape naturally
  • Has an overheating protection system as well as constant temperature protection
  • 2 hour Auto-Off mode for ultimate safety and energy efficiency

Cons

  • Doesn't heat up enough
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#14

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Electric Heating Pad for Pain Relief

$16.99
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 614 reviews
Performance

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Build quality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Controls and functionality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Temperature control

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010

Pros

  • Get instant heat and luxurious softness of premium coral velvet
  • Dry heat is more suitable for relaxing the muscles
  • Use the LCD controller to switch between 6 heating modes from 100-150F easily

Cons

  • Does not provide cords
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#15

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30" x 16" Heating Pad

$19.99 ($19.99 / Count)
Available on Prime
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 660 reviews
Performance

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Build quality

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Controls and functionality

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Temperature control

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010

Pros

  • Heat pad is machine wash-safe to make clean-up a breeze
  • Offers maximum comfort for daily use
  • Offers 6 temperature settings for your needs

Cons

  • Creates an unbearable odor

Heating Pads Buying Guide

A heating pad is a patch that can be placed on certain body parts to get rid of pain and spasms while helping the muscles to relax. It is highly popular for reducing aches, pains, and to reduce stiffness in the muscles and joints. Heating pads, in a way, provide heat therapy, also called thermotherapy. However, there are many brands of heating pad available in the market today. Although they all focus on relieving you from pain, some of these are more responsive than others. Read through this guide to know some benefits of owning a heat patch. It also sheds some light on some crucial factors you should consider before purchase.

Types of Heating Pads

Microwavable Heating Pads (Gel packs)
They can be heated at home, maybe in a microwave, as they are made of non-flammable fabric.
Electric Heating Pads

These are the most commonly used and most conventional type. These pads are easy to use and provide fast pain relief.

Chemical Heating Pads

These are made of tiny metallic pieces and sodium acetate. The warming up process is quick, and the heat lasts for a few hours too. They are also convenient while travelling as they are lightweight, portable and can be disposed of.

Infrared Heating Pads
Infrared heating pads penetrate deep into the skin to improve blood circulation.

Benefits of Heating Pads

Regulates Circulation

Heat therapy is a very effective remedy for pains as it boosts circulation, which then lets nutrients and oxygen to travel to joints and muscles. This circulation helps repair damaged muscles, relieves inflammation, and prevents stiffness.

Convenient
Heating pads are convenient and portable. They’re also electric, so they can be used anywhere.
Reduces Stiffness

Heating pads can reduce the stiffness of the leg considerable. As heat increases the blood flow to the affected area, relaxing the muscles and help reduce stiffness in the joints and muscles.

Multipurpose

Heating pads can be used for a multitude of purposes like back pain, neck pain, menstrual cramps, migraine symptoms, etc. This makes them quite versatile and easy to use.  

Factors to Consider before Buying Heating Pads

Identify the Size

There are many types of heating pads all suited for their specific purposes. However, before buying, know which size will work for you. If it’s a bigger area, go for an XL size. If it’s small, go for a smaller patch.

Safety

Although heating pads are safe to use, do not fall asleep while using an electric heating pad as it may cause skin burn, injury and even fire. Make sure not to apply an extremely heated pad directly to the skin to prevent burns. Put a cloth or a towel.

Safety Features

While looking for one, choose a heating pad that has an automatic shut-off feature to prevent overheating and burns, and injury in case you fall asleep. Such safety features are essential since you are connecting the bag to the power source.

Materials

Go with materials that are comfortable on the skin and can be worn for many hours with no discomfort.

Types

There are major two kinds of heating pads. While one uses infrared technology, the others are purely electric.

Conclusion

Heating pads are a great way to offer heat therapy to the body. It helps in reducing inflammation and stiffness. Heat therapy works well in relieving pain quicker than other forms of treatment. It regulates the blood flow to the affected body part and results in eliminating the pain altogether. However, to help you with the buying process, we have listed down some of the best variants of the heating pad. They are reviewed and recommended based on their durability, performance and versatility.

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