How to make a homemade heat pack with items found around the house.

You will need a sock, dry rice or oatmeal, and thread.

  1. Fill the sock with rice or oatmeal using a funnel.
  2. Loop the thread around the sock opening and tie it tightly.
  3. Turn the sock upside down to make sure it is secure.
  4. Alternatively, you can also sew the open end of the sock using a needle and thread.
  5. Place the rice-filled sock in a bowl and heat it for 1 to 3 minutes in a microwave.
  6. Apply this heat pack to the area of pain.

Heat increases blood flow to strained back and neck muscles, being absorbed through the skin faster than dry heat. This video illustrates how to make a homemade heat pack with items found around the house.

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