Paraffin Wax Bath For Joint Pain Relief

August 19, 2020

Paraffin wax is a transparent and odorless substance, which is used to treat a variety of conditions. The therapy consists of melting the wax and heating it to a comfortably warm temperature so that you can dip the sore part of your body in it. The warmth of the paraffin wax will provide a number of benefits to your skin, joints, muscles, and blood flow.

Benefits Of Paraffin Wax Baths

Paraffin wax baths are widely used by therapists to treat joint pain. Among the health conditions that benefit from paraffin wax therapy are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, and fibromyalgia. It can also help cure sprains and strains, and is most commonly applied to hands and feet. The pain-relieving effect it has on joints is due to the following effects:

  • Reducing joint stiffness
  • Relaxing muscles and tissues
  • Reduces swelling
  • Increasing blood flow
  • Increasing the range of motion of the joints
  • Preventing injuries in athletes and workers who undergo constant repetitive motion

Some of the biggest advantages of this therapy are that it is completely natural, safe, low priced, relaxing, and doesn’t require long sessions. You just have to dip the joint that needs treatment in the melted paraffin several times, and the heat from the substance will produce positive effects. In some cases, you can apply the paraffin wax bath to your whole body for a more complex treatment.

When Not To Use Paraffin Wax Baths

People suffering from joint pain often feel significant relief after a few sessions of paraffin wax therapy. But despite it being suitable for people of all ages and with all kinds of health conditions, there still are some restrictions. It shouldn’t be used on skin with rash, open wounds, and infections. People with poor blood circulation and loss of sensitivity in the area to be treated, should also take precautions and consult with their doctor before scheduling a paraffin wax therapy session.

The incorrect use of paraffin wax may cause burns, hypersensitivity, swelling, or even catch fire if it is heated in excess. If you want a safe therapy session and be relieved from stress while healing your aching joints, make sure you are treated by a certified specialist.

At The Right Spinal Clinic, our professional physical therapists and staff will make sure that you’ll have a worry-free paraffin bath therapy. If you’re suffering from chronic joint pains, come and see us so we can create a comprehensive and customized treatment plan for you. Call us at (813) 392 2164 to schedule an appointment.

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