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1

What are the indications for a parafin bath?

Increase collagen extensibility
decrease joint stiffness
relieve muscle spasm
increase blood flow
as a warm-up to assist with exs
possibly assist in resolving inflammation

2

What are the contraindications for a parafin bath?

Severe cardiac disease
Over malignancy
Sepsis

3

What are the precautions for a parafin bath?

with insensitive pt
with spinal cord injuries.

4

What does low specific heat mean when discussing parafin baths?

The wax will cool quickly and will form around the hand.

5

What should the temperature of a parafin bath be?

125-130

6

How long Should the parafin treatment last?

usually 20min

7

How many dips do you take?

6

8

What is most commonly treated with parafin?

distal extremities.