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:
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.
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.