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Warm Compress Instructions

You will need:

  • 1 New tube sock
  • 1-2 cups uncooked rice (preferably white rice)
  • Microwave
  • 2 Clean hand towels or paper towels


  1. Fill unused sock with 1-2 cups of uncooked rice.
  2. Tie a knot at the top of the sock leaving approximately 1 finger width space between the rice and the knot.
  3. Place the sock filled with rice on one hand towel/paper towel in the microwave
  4. Microwave for approximately 60 seconds
    1. The sock filled with rice should be warm but not hot.  If it not warm enough microwave for another 30 seconds
  5. Take the sock with rice out of the microwave and wrap it in the second hand towel/paper towel and place on affected areas.
    1. If the sock with rice is too warm, remove from affected area and allow the sock with rice to cool for 30 seconds before reapplying to affected areas.
  6. Keep on affected areas for at least 10 minutes.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 as instructed by your doctor.
    1. When repeating, please use new hand towel/paper towels.

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