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It’s Time to Try a Pain Relieving Cream for Sore Muscles and Joints

By Hillary Oberpeul | April 9, 2018
It’s Time to Try a Pain Relieving Cream for Sore Muscles and Joints

Find out why you should have this moisturizing external pain reliever in your medicine cabinet.

If you’re someone who experiences muscle and joint pain from time to time (or on a regular basis), you’ve probably tried quite a few options for pain relief. And you’re probably already using external pain relievers—the kind you apply directly to your skin for fast relief from sore muscles and joints. But have you thought of adding an external pain relief cream to the mix?

What a Topical Cream Can Do For You

Pain relief creams, like Biofreeze®, offer the same benefits as their gel and spray counterparts, but in a deep-penetrating, moisturizing formula. With menthol as the active ingredient, Biofreeze provides relief as a form of cold therapy, like ice.

“Biofreeze works a lot like ice, but it's substantially more portable and even faster acting,” says Dr. Bart Bishop, DPT. In any form, Biofreeze is thought to work through the Gate Control Theory; the cooling sensation essentially blocks pain signals from reaching the brain.

One way to increase the effectiveness of Biofreeze is to add it to a massage! And what do professional massage therapists use in their practice regularly? Creams and oils to help their hands glide across the skin and focus on relieving pain. External pain relief creams can be used as a part of your at-home massage to not only enhance your comfort, but to soak in and relieve any residual pain.

“Ingredients like coconut and grape seed oils help Biofreeze Cream rub in nicely and moisturize the skin at the same time,” explains Carol Quezada, Ph.D. and Biofreeze Development Scientist. “Plus, it contains no alcohol, parabens, salicylates or animal products.”

The best part about this long-lasting pain relief cream? It absorbs quickly, it won’t leave your skin feeling greasy and the slight minty scent vanishes as it soaks in. So you can use it as part of a massage on larger muscle groups without worrying about sticky residue, or even on smaller areas, like your hands.

Cool Your Pain and Get Back to Life

Having a variety of solutions for pain relief is not only helpful, it’s strategic. Depending on which type of pain you’re experiencing, you want a personalized option. And having different solutions on hand helps you be prepared for whatever life throws at you. Try adding an external pain relief cream to the mix so you can relieve muscle and joint pain, then get back to doing what you love.

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