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There's a vast array of joint and muscle pain treatments out there, its mind boggling! 😟

I'd rather use a topical treatment than oral medication like paracetamol or ibuprofen for aching shoulders or leg muscles.

Voltrol seems ok but the side effects listed are disturbing!

Anyone have a recommendations?

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28 days ago
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lilyflower
lilyflower28 days ago

SAdeals I use Deep Freeze either spray, gel, roll-on or patch. Wheat bag and ice pack. Work better for me than Deep Heat. Voltarol did absolutely nothing, Boots own brand was more effective.

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Sugarbabe
Sugarbabe28 days ago

I've used this for a couple of years now and swear by it. Actimas - Celafen Muscle & Joint Rub

Another drug-free treatment for stiff joints is the Celafen cream. It contains Celafen, a natural product that works by lubricating the cell membranes and repelling inflammatory chemicals responsible for the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Celafen contains a clinically tested patented ingredient called celadrin which is a complex of esterified fatty acids. According to the makers

The cream has been shown in published research to deliver effective pain relief to stiff, painful or arthritic joints within just 30 minutes, making it 15% faster than conventional painkillers.

Hope this helps you as this helps me and my family to ease shoulder and knee pain. πŸ˜€

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neo1
neo128 days ago

I have to use a vast array of meds, take 8 different types daily and have morphine on standby. I suffer from muscle pain and neuropathic pain. But aside from that i use wheat bags and have a heat pad that you plug it which is really good. But the best thing i would suggest is seeing a physio if you can or just searching for gentle stretches for the effected area, dont over do it and repeat them 2 or 3 times daily

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28 days ago

neo1 gosh I'm so sorry to hear about how much you are suffering from your muscle and neuropathic pain.πŸ˜”

Thanks for sharing your experience and advice about these treatments. I haven't tried the wheat bag for a long time now so will definitely bring that out. Together with some physio stretching I'm sure I will see an improvement. Take care πŸ‘πŸΌ

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hspexy
hspexy28 days ago

You could try tiger balm. The patch versions, like salonpas, are quite good. Otherwise you can try to make your own

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Original Poster
28 days ago

hspexy I've never heard about them before so I will check it out tomorrow. Thanks for sharing 😊

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hspexy
hspexy28 days ago

SAdeals you’re welcome. I hope they help. I always prefer the more natural products myself

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laurencook733
laurencook73328 days ago

I had an accident last year and have some serious back issues. What helps me is a heated blanket and back strengthening exercises. I also take paracetamol and have regular physio

But I have to say the heated blanket at night really does help the stiffness and pains

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mrgoggll
mrgoggll28 days ago

Cider and codeine , ok it's not recommended but it makes my pains seem distant ... Image

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold28 days ago

😁 I like your style...

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mrgoggll
mrgoggll28 days ago

Glitterandgold Just , don't do this at home kids ...

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Lynibis
Lynibis28 days ago

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If you don't want side effects then go the natural route. Look up which essential oils are good for muscle pain and make up your own potion.

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Jasmine111
Jasmine11128 days ago

Thanks Lynibis I took screenshot of ingredients I hope you’re will not mind 😊

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Lynibis
Lynibis28 days ago

Jasmine111 of course not I hoped they may be of use. I think eucalyptus and peppermint are also good and essential oils have no known contra indications.

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Jasmine111
Jasmine11128 days ago

Thanks Lynibis i will check all these for mother in law she always complain muscle pain her beck and especially her legs.i hope you’re fine after the incident other day. take care have a wonderful evening πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»

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beccatavender
beccatavender28 days ago

When I had a bad back, I used a TENS machine which is supposed to shop pain messages going from your brain, OK for mild pain.

Also used Ice and hot water bottles. Full disclosure this was in conjunction with pain medication, as I was in agony before I could take the next pill😊

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davidstockport
davidstockport28 days ago

I first learned out about this from a quiz question (I wasn't sure if it was recommended to drink or rub in). I was more than a little skeptical at first but found it helps with cramp, joint and muscle pain and is virtually free. It is to drink pickle vinegar, I quite enjoy the vinegar from sweet silverskin onions but any pickle vinegar will do.

There are numerous other health benefits and well worth a try. This is just one of many articles you will find about it online. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/drinking-pickle-juice#hydration

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Lynibis
Lynibis28 days ago

I can well believe this David as D2 sufferers are advised to eat pickled foods. Luckily I like pickled onions and gherkins.

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davidstockport
davidstockport28 days ago

Lynibis I found almost instant relief (knees and lower legs) and also notice that if I don't eat pickles and drink the vinegar for a few days that night cramp and pain in legs returns. As you've said research shows it can also help regulate type 2 diabetes.

Don't forget to drink the left over vinegar from pickles though. I never liked wasting it but now don't πŸ˜€

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flipside
flipside26 days ago

Tesco has some own brand ibuprofen gels for about 2 quid per 40g. I find them to be much more helpful than oral medication.

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davidstockport
davidstockport25 days ago

It might interest you to know that Poundland and many other pound shops sell 50g tubes that are only Β£1. The specifications are similar to the more expensive ones.https://www.poundland.co.uk/92484-ibuprofen-gel-5-50g/

SAVERS same quantity and price.https://savers.co.uk/Health/Pain-Relief/Pain-Gels-&-Rubs/Care-Ibuprofen-5%25-Gel-50g/p/10657

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Original Poster
25 days ago

davidstockport that's brilliant! Thank you very much for this information. I have a local Poundland store so I will check it out tomorrow! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜

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davidstockport
davidstockport25 days ago

SAdeals Happy to have helped save you some money, as daft as it sounds do try the previously mentioned pickle vinegar, I gave it a try and was amazed at the results. And do remember that topical creams or gels, although not swallowed, are absorbed into the system so are not without possible side effects.

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davidstockport
davidstockport25 days ago

SAdeals If you are going to a Poundland shop you might care to give their muscle rub cream a try (Β£1 for a 70mg tube). Both the ibuprofen gel and cream are in red tubes and red boxes. https://www.poundland.co.uk/137574-masterplast-heat-rub-massaging-cream-70g/

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Original Poster
25 days ago

davidstockport thank you! I've made a Note of it. Is it like deep heat? Great price too. Its showing as Β£3 from Amazon!

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