Pain relief cream, what's in it?

Pain Relief Cream, What is it?

Pain relief cream is a concoction of different ingredients that is for rubbing on your skin (which makes it Topical) that is applied with the hopeful end result of relieving pain.

The idea is that pain relieving ingredients will be able to transition through the skin and reach the tissue that is causing the problem and help keep it from hurting.


What makes pain relief cream different from others is the way that the ingredients act and how they target pain. Some brands use a very few ingredients that are meant to target a very specific type or cause of pain. Others, use many ingredients each working to block or treat a variety of causes so that they have the best chance of success.

For example, Inflammation (swelling) is a side effect of many types of injuries and so there are creams with ingredients that try to reduce inflammation and so ease the pain it produces.

There are many different brands that we look at such as Rub on Relief, BioFreeze, Myoflex, and Super Blue for example. There are many more and we intend to try as many as possible and report back the results as well as researching the companies that make them.

Pain Relief Cream for Your Shoulder

The shoulder is one of the most used parts of your body. You use it every time you lift your arms, turn in any direction and consequently, any time you do anything with your back, your shoulders are effected because of the connection between the two. Shoulder pain is unbearable when it comes along, something that a tube of muscle numbing rub can’t always fix.

Your shoulder joint is made up of four tendons in the rotator cuff. These tendons are very strong yet fragile pieces of muscle that have to go over a bony fragment of your shoulder in order to work properly. If there is any change in the shoulder bone, than you can easily suffer pain from the friction caused in the area. When your tendons become trapped under the arch of your bone, that is when they become inflamed. This happens because the tendons are stretching even farther in a small space, becoming irritated by rubbing on the other tendons. This is called rotator cuff tendinitis, a very painful illness.

If you are at home, you can provide yourself some shoulder joint pain relief by applying ice for fifteen minutes than applying heat for fifteen minutes. Repeat this process for several hours if possible. Always make sure that you wrap your ice pack in a cloth, you should never apply it directly to the skin. Rest your shoulder from any kind of strenuous activity for the next few days so that you are not agitating the tendons. Don’t lift anything heavy or do any strenuous sports like baseball or football. If you have small children, this is especially hard because they most often liked to be picked up and held. Try to refrain from this as much as possible. The addition of a “pain relief cream” can help to reduce the swelling and make it a little more comfortable while you heal.

You should go to the emergency room if you feel a sudden pain in your shoulder, especially if it is in other places in your body such as your chest, jaw, or neck, these are signs of a heart attack.

If your shoulder is badly bruised, bleeding, or swollen you should have it looked at by a medical professional.

Pain Relief Cream on Your Feet

Imagine having sever foot pain and needing to work or be on your feet for an extended period. The experience would be excruciating. Certainly the nearest thing to torture I can think of.

Whether its just a case of sore feet from improperly fitted shoes or an injury that bruising or causes inflammation to joints and tendons, you’ll want to get relief from your foot pain fast so that you can function until you see you doctor for treatment.

The following are some methods that have been known to work. These methods are provided as information only and should not be taken as a substitute for advice from a qualified physician.

  • Massage Therapy – Massaging your feet with a foot pain relief cream can provide hours of relief from mild soreness and pain.
  • RICE MethodRest your foot by staying off of it as much as possible, Ice your foot with cold packs, Compress your foot with an ace bandage, Elevate your foot on a pillow
  • See your physician as soon as possible to determine the proper treatment for your foot.

If foot pain relief does not come by using the above methods then your doctor my need to treat your pain by other means. Cortisone injections, orthopedic shoes or inserts, physical therapy and surgery are just a few of the options available to your doctor.

Comparing Pain Relief Creams

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Myoflex Learn More

* taken from customer reviews on retail websites such as Amazon or Walmart.