Benefits of Paraffin Wax Therapy for Pain
Hot therapy is often recommended for inflammatory conditions like arthritis, but providing consistent heat to your hands and feet can be challenging. Paraffin bath therapy allows the afflicted area to be surrounded by a soothing heat to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. If you are suffering from consistent joint stiffness and pain in the hands and/or feet, therapeutic bathing may be the right treatment to help you find pain relief. Call one of our South Florida accident clinics today if you want to find out if paraffin therapy is right for you.
Paraffin wax has been shown to treat conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia among others. Paraffin wax therapy can be particularly effective for those suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Heat therapy is often recommended for inflammatory conditions like arthritis, but providing consistent heat to your hands and feet can be challenging. Paraffin bath therapy allows the afflicted area to be surrounded by a soothing heat to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Helps with Skin Problems
A wax bath can also aid in healing problems with the skin. Paraffin wax can be effective in soothing and softening calluses on hands and feet and healing dry cracked skin, especially on heels.
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Learn More About Paraffin Bath Therapy for Your Pain
A paraffin wax therapy or hot bath, is also sometimes referred to as a “wax bath,” is a small tub filled with paraffin wax that allows parts of your body to be submerged. In addition to their usefulness in treating medical conditions, paraffin wax baths are often used in a spa setting since they tend to soften skin and exfoliate.
The procedure when using a thermal therapy paraffin bath is for your South Florida therapist to assist you in submerging the affected area into the paraffin wax and then removing it. This process is repeated until the area is coated with a layer of wax about 5 to 10 millimeters thick. The area is then wrapped with a material that keeps the heat in and allows the wax to remain in place undisturbed.
The wax that surrounds the area continues to radiate heat that soaks in and reduces inflammation and provides comfort. When the treatment is complete, your physical therapist will help you peel off the waxy coating. Your joints and muscles will feel good, and often your skin will feel softer too.
Some of the conditions we treat with wax therapy here at Icon Medical Centers include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
Many paraffin baths are also sold for home use. Your physician or physical therapist may recommend that you purchase one for your home. Follow your provider’s instructions carefully if you are using a home paraffin bath. Anytime you have questions, please feel free to call one of our locations to speak with one of our providers.
In addition to the soothing warmth of therabath paraffin wax therapy, you can also enjoy some extra bonuses:
- The heat increases blood flow to the affected area and relaxes your muscles.
- Paraffin wax heat therapy bath can soften skin that is dry, calloused or affected by a condition like a scleroderma.
- The wax gives the skin extra elasticity and flexibility.
- Wax is a natural moisturizer and exfoliator.
While a chiropractor in Miami can perform spinal adjustments to realign the spinal column, some patients may also require physical therapy treatments and modalities. At Icon Medical Centers, we believe in providing our patients with a variety of services at a single location.
Upon visiting one of our centers, located near to Downtown Miami, Brickell and Little Havana individuals can be examined by a board-certified emergency physician, receive a spinal adjustment from a chiropractor, undergo physical therapy treatments with one of our physical therapists as well as receive a therapeutic massage from a licensed massage therapist.
If you are suffering from a condition that leaves you with aching, tender hands and feet, it’s time to call Icon Medical Centers in Miami and learn about how paraffin therapy provided by one of out Miami physical therapists can help you.
Our paraffin therapists are experts in providing excellent bath therapy treatment to those who need it. Call our Hollywood location today to get started on your paraffin bath therapy treatment with one of our experienced massage therapists in Hollywood, FL.