What Is Paraffin Wax?
Paraffin wax is a white or colorless soft, solid wax. It’s made from saturated hydrocarbons. Paraffin wax is completely natural and has a low melting point, which means it can be easily applied to the skin at a temperature low enough not to cause burns or blisters. It is often used on the hands and feet to provide pain relief to sore joints and muscles.
How Paraffin Wax Treatment Can Help?
Paraffin has many therapeutic benefits.
Paraffin wax may be used to help relieve pain in the hands of people with:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Other joint mobility issues
It acts like a form of heat therapy and can help increase blood flow, relax muscles, and decrease joint stiffness. Paraffin wax can also minimize muscle spasms and inflammation as well as treat sprains.
You should not use paraffin wax if you have:
- poor blood circulation
- numbness in your hands or feet
- any rashes or open sores
For more information, please feel free to call our office or contact us. Our expert physical therapy team will evaluate you for the best modalities to target your injuries.