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We conclude that paraffin wax bath combined with joint mobilization techniques are more effective in the physical therapy rehabilitation of post-traumatic stiff hand as compared to joint mobilization techniques alone.
Thirty six patients were placed randomly in group A, and treated with joint mobilization techniques and paraffin wax bath, and 35 patients were included in group B and were treated with joint mobilization techniques alone.
###with paraffin wax bath (n=36)###without paraffin wax bath (n=35)
In our study, the base line measurements of study variables were matched with measurements after six weeks of physical therapy intervention, including joint mobilization with paraffin wax bath in group A and in group B alone.
Ayling and Marks carried out a systematic review on efficacy of paraffin wax bath for rheumatoid arthritic hand and critically examined whether paraffin wax is efficacious for this condition in light of this information.
The paraffin wax bath was applied 25 minutes prior to joint mobilization techniques including glides of the articular surface in supine
Wax therapy was given with paraffin wax bath machine by Enraf-Nonius Netherlands.
The joint mobilization techniques are used to im- prove joint ROM by producing passive glides with distraction between the articular surfaces of hand joints to manage pain break adhesions and improve joint ROM.5 There are many clinical reports concerning the use of paraffin wax bath for various types of conditions including post traumatic stiff joints.6 The wax softens the dry skin making it sup- ple and heat increases blood flow through skin.
KEY WORDS: Mobilization techniques Paraffin wax bath Stiff ankle.
HoMedics has had tremendous sales from its paraffin wax baths, which provide therapy that was first used in hospitals before crossing over to beauty salons, according to a spokesman.