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RENATA144 SparkPoints: (207,563)
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4/21/14 11:57 A

Absorbine, Jr.

SBURDEN Posts: 10,791
4/21/14 9:25 A


JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (564,684)
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4/20/14 11:57 P

Thank the Lord, I don't need to use any rubs yet.

ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,688
4/20/14 8:46 P

I've used Ben Gay, but it didn't really do anything much, husband has tried Aspercreme but useless, and I still have some bio-freeze for my heel, but it helps for about 11 minutes, so don't use it much. I get more relief from a good old fashioned aspirin, to tell the truth, better than any of the "modern" pain relievers.

LOLEMA SparkPoints: (105,894)
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4/20/14 8:13 P

bio freeze

PFARRAR65 SparkPoints: (37,141)
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4/20/14 8:10 P

None. use Tylenol when gets beyond what I can stand.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,458
4/20/14 7:08 P

I don't use any because I seem to be allergic to them

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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4/20/14 4:36 P

My best friends are Biofreeze and Advil....

4/20/14 2:35 P

I've been using IcyHot lately (also the store equivalents)

The last I purchased was IcyHot Advanced Relief with 11% Camphor & 16% Menthol
so it is just like Tiger Balm but I found it for less.

MISSPEACHES3 Posts: 1,883
3/26/14 1:30 P

"Blue Emu" cream. It is blue, but is odorless. I buy it at Wal Mart. My sister started me on this.
Two of my Doctors use this. I asked my Orthopedic Dr, was it the cream or the rubbing that helped? He replied, "Six of one and half a dozen of the other." He used it also.

ANDILH Posts: 1,543
3/26/14 1:25 P

It depends on what kind of pain it is. Biofreeze works well in almost all situations. Icy Hot not so much, because I need the cold, not the heat. I use Aspercreme on my back, knees and shoulders. I've been using arnica based products recently and have had good results with those as well.
I've discovered the storing any of the creams in the fridge helps them relieve my pain faster, which I really appreciate even though the cold is sometimes kind of shocking at first.

SOUTHPAWLILLY SparkPoints: (706)
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3/26/14 12:19 P

I love Tiger Balm and if something is really sore, I'll soak it in Epsom Salts (or soak a washcloth in an Epsom Salt bath and hold on the sore spot).
Best of Luck!

JESSY3035 Posts: 359
3/26/14 11:51 A

I use the rub on Icy Hot.

Another use of Absorbine Jr is insect bites. I used to use that on my insect bites and it worked.

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
3/26/14 10:47 A

Biofreeze™ gel;
arnica gel;
Absorbine™ horse liniment - the real stuff, from a feed store

Anything with menthol in it is generally helpful.

CJGODESS101 SparkPoints: (30,781)
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3/26/14 10:37 A

Tiger Balm to keep then pain down while the ibuprofen is working its way through my system. I will use the Biofreeze spray in places I can't reach such as my back.

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3/26/14 10:17 A

Hot shower

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RENATA144 SparkPoints: (207,563)
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3/26/14 10:16 A

Absorbine, Jr.

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,786
3/26/14 9:39 A

Aspercreme was always what was used in our house. I usually use Burt Bee's Res-Q balm when I can find it. I don't find them terribly effective except as a nice enhancement to a bit of massage. Ibuprofen/heat works best for aches.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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3/26/14 9:32 A

The CVS equivalent of Ben Gay

307MOMMA Posts: 704
3/26/14 9:25 A

For me nothing works as well as BioFreeze.

GOOSIEMOON SparkPoints: (237,592)
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4/6/13 9:45 P

Icy Hot or Aspercreme

ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,688
4/6/13 9:10 P

My husband uses Tiger Balm. I take an aspirin, but if I wanted to start using something like that, probably I'd buy good old Ben Gay. "Natural" means nothing, by the way, in a rub or supplement or any product at all, don't be misled.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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4/6/13 9:01 P


TUBJUMPER Posts: 1,186
4/6/13 7:48 P

tiger balm

DLBROWN93 Posts: 889
4/6/13 7:15 P


4/6/13 6:41 P

Aspercreme and it has no smell. Works great too.

BAMAROSE Posts: 699
4/6/13 4:57 P


MNNICE Posts: 17,262
4/6/13 4:04 P

I don't use it often, but ubby likes Activon so that's what we have on hand when I need it.

BNGARZA SparkPoints: (3,835)
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4/6/13 3:55 P

I'm a Advil fan. I like it the best.

ZIGGY122 Posts: 2,198
4/6/13 2:26 P

biofreeze... my chiropractor turned me onto it.

DACHI9 SparkPoints: (7,051)
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4/6/13 2:23 P

Yes, sometimes I do. I use Rexall because it works and I can get it in a vanishing scent and in gel form if I want.

RONIGH Posts: 631
4/6/13 1:10 P

Fastum gel, and Voltarene

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (194,576)
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4/6/13 1:00 P

I don't use rubs...they just mask pain, without any real help. If I have muscle aches & may take some ibuprofen...or ice the area if it's really sore. Otherwise, more movement, more stretching, usually helps.

RENATA144 SparkPoints: (207,563)
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4/6/13 12:29 P

Absorbine Jr.

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (288,240)
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4/6/13 11:41 A

I use Biofreeze and SalonPas. You can cut them in any shape and adhere to skin.

DANYLEIN SparkPoints: (90,194)
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4/6/13 10:29 A

Tylenol pain relieving gel

GERT1985 SparkPoints: (12)
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4/6/13 10:25 A

I grew up with everyone using BenGay. Many of us suffer from migraines and we would rub it on our forehead, temples, back of our neck, even eyelids (be careful) and it worked wonders.
The smell always reminds me of my mom

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (0)
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4/6/13 10:21 A

I don't. Ibuprofen is my choice

GDANE3 SparkPoints: (238,887)
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4/6/13 10:15 A

Icy Hot

GPSTER Posts: 84
4/6/13 9:19 A

I am part of a all natural co-op, Meleluca. I use their rub. It is amazing and works well....and oh yeah....all natural

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
4/6/13 8:56 A

My dad always used Absorbine. The smell reminds me of him.

I usually use Icy Hot, A535, or Tiger Balm.
It sort of depends on what's on sale.

Have tried one that starts with Z if I remember correctly (it's upstairs, and I'm not going to run up and get it). That worked well. (there's lots of TV ads for it, so I may not even be remembering the first letter correctly, either).

Arnica (a natural one) isn't bad on some things, but it often takes a while to work

REDPANDA10 Posts: 361
4/6/13 8:42 A

I've been using ibuprofen gel for my bursitis but it doesn't seem to help much

JAVAJENN SparkPoints: (8,282)
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4/6/13 8:36 A

Do you use a pain relieving rub for arthritis or muscle pain? If so, what brand do you use?

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