I find that the icy-hot kind of stuff helps occasional muscle pain.
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I have a screwy right knee from a childhood injury. I've been using BioFreeze on it for years, love that stuff. My mom swear by the Tiger Balm.
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For sore muscles I Arnica (gel, cream or spray)
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Also in pain every day, multiple joint problems from RA and Lupus. I have a big collection of glucosamine gel and other herbal rubs. I think it's more the action of gentle rubbing that helps and not necessarily what it is you're rubbing in!
Salt baths are great, serioulsy great. I'm not sure if Epsom Salts are just a UK thing but it's basically Magnesium Sulphate and you can get it from the pharmacy. Used for hundreds of years as an anti-inflammatory, I swear by it. Although, again, it might be mainly the soaking in hot water that helps. Hey, if it works, it works.
I have disc and hip discomfort. Recently, my aches went away and I realized it coincided with eating a lot of bing cherries ( I bought a 20# box). That reminded me that I'd read somewhere about cherry juice relieving pain from gout and arthritis. It has to do with the antioxidants reducing inflammation. Once cherry season is over I plan to buy the juice concentrate to take daily.
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I agree. It does suck to be in pain everyday. Especially if it's severe. :(
What about a heating pad?Ask doc first, lots of people do more damage and use heat when the need to use ice, or they use ice when they need heat..
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I quite often have back and knee pain. I have several different creams, rubs, etc. that I use. Actually right now I have a mixture of IcyHot balm mixed with mineral ice and a store brand pain cream and I recently added some chilli powder in as well! It seems to do a fairly good job.
I also have some of those pain patches for my back but find them hard to get on right. They tend to get all bunched up or when I'm putting one on they get stuck together, etc. I don't really have anyone who can put it on for me. It's my lower back that hurts so I am too shy/embarrassed to have anyone put it on for me.
Just wondering if anyone else uses any of the various pain relief items and how good you think they are. Thanks for your input!! :)
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