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Paraffin bath ! - Seasoned MT

Posted: Dec 20th, 2016 - 6:44 pm In Reply to: Right there with ya - sm

I am almost 62 & my hands started giving me fits in my 40s. A friend gave me a paraffin bath and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Walgreen's has them for under $30 (Conair) and it takes a long time to get the wax all melted, but a couple of series of multiple dips, letting the wax cool, pulling it off and doing another series, will usually give me 100% improvement that lasts for weeks. During a particularly bad stretch at work (50-hour weeks for several months), I was doing these dips just abut nightly -- but that, plus naproxen and Aspercreme, kept me going. Now a few sessions during the cold months are enough to keep the aching at bay. My internist said the petroleum in the paraffin plus the deep heat effect was great for joints.

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