How To Choose the Best Topical Pain Relief Products, Now A Days?

Lisa Holt

The joints in our body are comprised of a few simple parts which, when functioning well, allow us to move around in a pain-free motion. However, when one or two parts of the joint become damaged or diminished in some way, the whole person can be affected, not only physically but mentally. A joint is where two or more bones meet in the skeletal structure and consist of the bone, cartilage, tissue and ligament. The entire joint is surrounded by synovial fluid, a lubricating substance the helps provide cushioning and shock absorption when we move around while the cartilage provides further protection and strength.*

Topical Pain Relief

The fact that we are able to move around pain-free is often something that we simply take for granted, especially when young. Being able to turn, twist, stretch and walk without pain is something that everyone wants and while joint pain is most often associated with the older generation, it can be experienced by people of all ages for a number of reasons. When younger people suffer from joint pain, it is usually due to some type of injury, either accidental or sports-related, and is most likely temporary – the pain decreases as the body heals. However, people of any age can suffer from pain that is hereditary based, such as arthritis or osteoarthritis. When pain occurs it is most likely because the cartilage has become worn or damaged in some way. With less cartilage surrounding the joint the bones will rub against each other causing friction, swelling and inflammation.* A natural decline in synovial fluid is also responsible for an increase in friction as the joint is not being ‘oiled’ as effectively as it once was.*

So what can be done about joint pain? There are several options available for those suffering from pain although it is wise to consult with a health care professional first in order to find out exactly what is causing the pain particularly if it occurs out of the blue.* Although people often automatically reach for oral treatments, either an over-the-counter product or a doctor-prescribed treatment, there are just as many effective topical treatments also available. In fact, our research has shown that for certain types of joint pain, topical treatments can sometimes be even more effective. As Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen from the Harvard Medical School, states ‘(topical treatments) can be very helpful for more superficial joints like knees, ankles, elbows and hands’ as ‘the agents are able to penetrate closer to the joint’, the skin being so much thinner in these areas.*

When looking for a reliable and fast-acting topical treatment, there are a number of ingredients that should be present in the formula. While oral brands usually rely on certain combinations of ingredients which work to rebuild the joint and prevent future damage, topical creams and gels tend to work more quickly, helping to relieve pain directly in the affected area.* Ingredients in these formulas can often include numbing substances which safely affect the nerves and dull the pain signals sent to the brain. Other popular ingredients include natural alternatives to Aspirin, to help relieve pain, plus herbal substances that can impart hot and cold sensations, reducing inflammation and swelling.* Often these treatments work within minutes of application and can also have a cumulative effect over time.*

It is also worth noting that in addition to topical treatments, the person suffering from joint pain can make significant changes in their lifestyle that support pain relief. In particular, it is said that certain forms of exercise can be extremely beneficial to easing pain and extending the range of movement.*. Additionally, exercise can reduce excess body weight and, as most doctors will attest, being overweight can not only exacerbate joint pain but also be a huge factor in causing it.* Certain foods and dietary supplements should be used as part of a pain reduction plan, in particular foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids to help lubrication and certain spices that have been used in traditional remedies for reducing inflammation.*

While topical treatments may be suitable for a large percentage of the population due to the fact that there is less chance of interaction or side effects, it should be noted that some creams, particularly the more numbing type can sting have a slight burning sensation on the skin which is why they should be used with care initially.* However, they should not be dismissed as a simple temporary treatment and definitely have their place in managing joint pain and discomfort.* Anyone suffering from joint pain, whether mild or severe, should know that there are options out there for them and that a pain-free, active lifestyle can be, and should be, enjoyed at any age.*

Bones are connected by joints, which allow us to move with ease. Joint damage can cause pain preventing you from doing the things you once loved. Topical joint relief supplements tend to work more quickly, helping to relieve pain directly in the affected area compared to supplements taken orally.* A topical joint pain relief supplement should be evaluated on its: potential to block the transportation of pain signals, potential to act as a counterirritant to reduce soreness, potential to act as a counterirritant to reduce soreness and quality of Ingredients backed by clinical research.*

Below you'll find some of the most effective topical joint pain supplements on the market today, in our opinion.*

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Our Top Selections*
Flexdermal
#1 Flexdermal
Fights Joint Pain & Inflammation*
Enhances Joint Mobility*
Prevents Recurring Damage*
Long Lasting Results*
Quality of Ingredients*

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FlexFix Cream
#2 FlexFix Cream
Fights Joint Pain & Inflammation*
Enhances Joint Mobility*
Prevents Recurring Damage*
Long Lasting Results*
Quality of Ingredients*

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Paloxin LS
#3 Paloxin LS
Fights Joint Pain & Inflammation*
Enhances Joint Mobility*
Prevents Recurring Damage*
Long Lasting Results*
Quality of Ingredients*

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3 Tips to keep joints flexible and healthy:

1. Always warm up before exercising with some simple stretches and jogging on the spot.
2. Drink plenty of water to improve lubrication and reduce swelling.
3. Increase your muscle strength to better support and protect the joints.

**This is a subjective assessment based on the strength of the available informations and our estimation of efficacy.

*Result may vary. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a serious medical condition, or have a history of heart conditions we suggest consulting with a physician before using any supplement. The information contained in this website is provided for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and should not be relied upon as a medical advice. Always consult your doctor before using any supplements.

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