Occupational Therapy – Paraffin Bath
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Occupational Therapy- Paraffin Bath
Joint and muscle aches often come with injury, and it can be difficult to alleviate this discomfort. To help with this, our Certified Hand Therapists and Occupational Therapists can provide a paraffin bath, which uses heated paraffin wax to provide relief to joints and muscles in the hand. Paraffin therapy is generally prescribed to patients without open wounds, decreased sensitivity, or heat intolerance. Paraffin, unlike a hot pack, provides deep penetration of heat that can get between the fingers and deep into the tissues of the hand. It also provides a more localized heat source. The purpose of this is to increase blood flow to the hands, which decreases pain and stiffness, and stimulates healing. This therapy is also used to help relieve some arthritis discomfort.
Where is Telemedicine Frequently Used?
All JOI Physicians and Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.
- To schedule a new patient or follow up patient appointment with your MD, please call (904)JOI-2000 or read more here about our orthopedic telemedicine providers.
- To schedule an appointment for physical or occupational therapy, call 904-858-7045 or call any of the 12 area JOI Rehab Centers.
JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.