Rice bags..Do you use them...

@Feona1962 (7530)
United States
July 29, 2007 12:00am CST
I love mine. Whenever I feel sore I pop it in the microwave and I have instant heat..My daughter made me one about 11 years ago and it is a great thing to have..Do you have a rice bag?
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
29 Jul 07
Yes, I love mine also, It gets a great workout..
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
29 Jul 07
I have gone through a bunch myself..I was thinking about making one for my whole body, but it wouldn't fit in the microwave. *laughing*..bummer...Nothing ever works out for me, am I that hopeless? Don't answer that, file it with the last question..LOL
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
29 Jul 07
Oh dont worry too much, we will have to work on a new design...
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Oh, yes. Put your thinking cap on and get back to me on that..Okay...*laughing*...I am sure you and I could come up with something.
@3lilangels (4641)
• United States
14 Aug 07
i think the rice bags work great,i love mine.the great thing about is just pop in for the heat and there you go.i wish they had much bigger ones though.i could use a bigger one.maybe that should be the next great invention,we can all get together and put this on tv lol.
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
15 Aug 07
I was thinking of a bigger one also but how would we heat it? You work on that and get back to me okay?...lol
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• United States
15 Aug 07
well then we would have to invent a really big microwave lol.hows that sound.
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
22 Aug 07
That is the answer for sure. A really big microwave , just for our body rice bag...Good job..
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I do have a rice bag and they are the best! They work great for cramps. My mom used to oversee some volunteers at a hospital we used to work at that would make these for the maternaty ward, they would make hundreds at a time. They used tube socks and rice, works the same as the others. I've got a real one though, I think we got it after my mom had surgery? Yeah we did because the cat was spayed around that time and we used it for her too. Now that I think about it, I haven't seen it since we moved last. :(
@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
15 Aug 07
3 weeks ago this was. Goodness where have I been? Not getting any notifications for one I know. I love my rice bag also. Socks are great..I have like 16 billion pairs round here, I could start a neighborhood rice bag jamboree or something like it....lol
• United States
15 Aug 07
lol, that is too funny! I know, goodness I was wondering what had happened to you. I thought to myself, good Lord she done swooned, hit her head and is in the hospital in one of those unflattering open booty paper gowns. I'm sooooo glad it was just a myLot malfunction instead!
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
29 Jul 07
I dont have one, but i wish i did at the moment. It would really help with my knee. You dont really here of rice bags here, people mainly have wheat bags. But the same type of thing. Best wishes to you, feona
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Yes, it would feel good on your knee. You can use a sock filled with rice or wheat, I am sure it would be sorta like the bag...good luck and I hope your knee gets to feeling better.
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
30 Jul 07
That's a good idea to try. thanks. It is improving a bit. Went to the doctor today. Have to go have xray and scan done, but got to wait again for appointments. He thinks i torn a ligament. Cheers
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I hope not..I will be thinking of you...
@usmcsgtwife (5000)
• United States
30 Jul 07
yes I actually have one and it's made with some kind of corn seed, the lady I bought it from said it smells better then the rice bags, it even has a pretty heart pattern cloth I love it I get sore necks from stress and it works wonders.. It also works well when I have PMS LOL
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I have never heard of using corn seed..That is a good idea, especially if it smells better..you can make it with any kind of material you want, which is really cool.
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• United States
30 Jul 07
I am not sure what she used but it feels like a big popcorn kernal
• United States
21 Aug 07
I love my rice bag. A friend of mine made it for me as a gift. They are so nice when you have aches and pains. Just make sure not to get it wet or youll cook the rice!!
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
22 Aug 07
That would be very scary if the rice got cooked. You could have a quick lunch tho...lol..
@TerryZ (22147)
• United States
15 Aug 07
Hi Feona! So what the heck is a rice bag? Honetly I dont have any idea what it could be.LOL
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Hi Terry, a rice bag is material made into a bag and filled with rice. You put it in the microwave and heat it like 1 to 2 minutes and then put it on your body wherever it hurts...It stays warm for about 30 minutes and it really soothes the muscles..I described how to make one in one of the responses toward the beginning of this discussion if you would like to take a look.. You can use a sock also for a quick one...use uncooked rice tho and don't fill it full and make a knot in the end and you have an instant rice bag...
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
30 Jul 07
never had one but my mom does and she loves it says it relaxes all the tensions in her neck also keeps he warm at night it is like a roll thing
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Yes, it is very relaxing..
@Nardz13 (5060)
• New Zealand
29 Jul 07
Hey. I dont use these myself, but on visiting my dads house, he asked me too put this wheat bag in the microwave, and I was puzzled as to why he would ask me to put this material bag in something that cooks food, his microwave, so anyway I did, when it was ready he placed it on his knee and I could see the expressions in his face, letting me know this bag was working wonders for his knee... So I thought, I will get one or two just have on standby...
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
29 Jul 07
They are wonderful..Someone else told me you can use wheat instead of rice...thank you.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Okay, confession time. This is the first I have heard of it. Tell me more. It sounds like something I would use. How did your daughter make yours, can you describe it? Thanks.
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
29 Jul 07
You take material, cloth, 24" x 6" and sew it inside out on 2 sides, leaving one shorter end open. The third side would be the fold, then turn it right side out and fill with uncooked rice..about 2/3 full.. Sew it shut. That is it. Finished size will be 12" x 6"... You can make a cover for it if you want to. Put in microwave about 1.5 minutes. It can get pretty hot so be careful..Adjust the time accordingly..I hope this helps..If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask..thank you.
@salam1 (1476)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 07
I think rice bag works. The heat from this bag will improve blood circulation in the place where you put it. When the blood flow is great we can expect there will be no sore. In my place people use wheat instead of rice for this bag. I saw people sold wheat bag in weekend market, wish to buy it but quite expensive. I can ask my wife make one for me soon. Thanks for sharing your experience!
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
29 Jul 07
I wondered if you could use something else besides rice..That is good to know.. Thank you and you're welcome.