Topical Creams and Ointments for Pain Relief
Topical Creams and Ointments for Pain ReliefDecember 5th, 2018 by Cindy Perlin
When pain is localized, an ointment, cream or oil can replace or complement a systemic treatment, such as a supplement or drug taken orally. These products are absorbed into the skin, providing relief at the site of administration while also being absorbed to some extent into the bloodstream, providing some systemic relief.
Most topical treatments provide quick pain relief once applied.
Here are some examples of topical treatments for pain relief that many pain patients have found helpful. I recently tried almost all of them after a broken ankle that required surgical repair and all provided significant relief. I don’t have a strong personal preference for one product or another. Which you choose may come down to personal preference or cost.
Products containing CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, are becoming increasingly popular with pain patients. CBD is derived from marijuana or hemp. It does not produce a high and is well known for providing relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety and seizures. Topical CBD products are typically derived from hemp, which is legal everywhere. The best products are derived from organic hemp and are full spectrum. Full spectrum means that they include components of the whole plant,
which has other natural compounds that enhance the effects of CBD.
Most topical CBD products contain other helpful ingredients, such as essential oils, herbs and homeopathic remedies. Many contain DMSO, which helps the product get more deeply absorbed into the tissues.
This recommended product, CBD PainBomb, one of many available CBD products, has all the recommended features. CBD products tend to be the most expensive of the topicals.
Price: 2 Oz jar $35, 4 Oz jar $65
This highly recommended product includes homeopathics, herbs and vitamins known to be effective for inflammation and pain, including: Arnica, Glucosamine, MSM (DMSO2), Choline, Boswellia Serrata & Vitamin B6. It’s absorbed deep into affected areas. Vanishing Scent / Made in the USA / Non-Greasy / Non-Staining / Paraben-Free / NEVER Tested on Animals.
Austra Magnesium Oil Spray
Most Americans are deficient in magnesium, an essential nutrient. Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant and there is an association between magnesium deficiency and chronic pain. Taking magnesium supplements orally is helpful, but taking large amounts can cause diarrhea. A preferable mode of administration is applying it topically, so that it is absorbed through the skin. In addition, when it is used topically it can be applied where it is needed most. Magnesium is particularly helpful for tension and migraine headaches as well as muscle soreness. This high quality product is a good option.
This homeopathic cream is used to treat bruises, stiffness, muscle soreness and sports injuries. Applied topically, it absorbs quickly and works fast.
For information on homeopathy, read this article.
Corganics Pain Relief
With its unique, synergistic blend of essential oils (Menthol, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Palmarosa, and Sweet Orange) and other natural ingredients, Relief pain cream has a refreshing scent. It’s non-sticky, absorbs quickly, does not burn or dry your skin, and does not stain clothing. Great for arthritic pain, back pain, muscular pain, joint pain, foot pain or pain due to athletic injuries. Gets rave reviews from patients and professionals.
Topricin is a cream with 11 natural homeopathic ingredients that will not interfere with any medications. Formulated to treat arthritis, nerve pain, joint and muscle pain, headaches, sprains, postsurgical pain and more. Easily absorbed. Odorless and moisturizing.
Mother Nature’s Rub
100% natural plant based essential oil blend to ease muscle and joint pain and soreness. Contains anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-spasmodic, and emotionally calming plant oils. This is a roll-on product that includes arnica, bergamot, black pepper, clove, eucalyptus, helichrysum, lavender, peppermint, rosemary and wintergreen infused in sesame seed oil. Soothes and relaxes muscles and has a calming fragrance.
Any of these products would make a great gift for someone you love who is experiencing pain, including yourself.
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