Hand osteoarthritis: decreased pain at rest with a paraffin bath
Efficacy of paraffin bath therapy in hand osteoarthritis: a single-blinded randomized controlled trialArch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Apr;94(4):642-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.11.024
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56 patients with bilateral hand osteoarthritis (46 of whom completed the study) were randomized to either receive or not receive a paraffin bath treatment to study its effect on pain reduction. Results indicated that there was a significant decrease in pain at rest in the paraffin bath group compared to the control group, but no difference was found in pain scores while performing activities of da...
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