Paraffin for people with rheumatoid arthritis

Posted: August 14th, 2013 | Author: | Health Care

Paraffin treatment is warming, which causes intense, localized congestion. With paraffin wraps, muscles are flexible, more stretchable, the paraffin reduces the sensitivity to muscle pains. Paraffin wraps are often used on the joints and muscles before therapeutic gymnastics. Heating with paraffin relieves pain of joints, mostly of small and medium-sized joints, due to congestion joint of capsules.

Shreyans Bhansali / photo on flickr

Shreyans Bhansali / photo on flickr

Paraffin allows to use  moist heat in a selected location. Heated paraffin wax to 50 ° C is applied to the skin with a brush. Paraffin wax, which cools to form a hard layer, keeps the heat for two hours. Paraffin wax is applied before the massage, exercise, and after post-traumatic disorders. Paraffin is often used in spas. In the case of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, it can be used also with other physical therapy, like: Sollux lamp heating, electric heating pad, lamp quartz diadynamics, ultrasound, dry and warm compresses, cold compresses, cryotherapy, hand massage. People with rheumatoid arthritis should be   cared by the  rheumatologists  .

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