Did you know that arthritis is one of the top complaints of adults? In fact, it has been estimated that around 52.5 MILLION adults in the US have been told by their physician that they have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, or fibromyalgia. Pain is definitely running rampant!
In fact, my husband and I both suffer from some joint pain and discomfort. So, when Salonpas asked me to review their family of products- I have to say, I was pretty excited. I’ve seen Salonpas advertise on TV and I’ve heard other people sing their praises, but I needed to try it for myself to know if it really worked or not. I was even able to get my husband and father-in-law in on the fun!
So, I received their DEEP Relieving Gel, Jet Spray, and two types of pain patches: the regular ones and the Pain Relieving Gel Patch. The first night, my husband’s knee was bothering him, so we decided to try the DEEP Relieving Gel- he said it tingled a little but he was able to sleep without pain. My father-in-law suffers from severe arthritis and he says that Salonpas is much better and longer-lasting than some of the other pain relief products he has tried in the past.
The next night, we tried the Jet Spray- this is a concept that we had not seen before, so we were both a bit skeptical about it. It was a little weird spraying on the pain relief, but it dries quickly- and definitely relieved the pain he was experiencing.
I sit at the computer most of the day, and my setup isn’t exactly the “correct” way. My elbows and wrists are not aligned properly, which leads to my carpal tunnel syndrome to flare up, and the pain radiates down to my elbows. For several nights, my left elbow has been giving me fits- so last night, I decided I’d give one of the pain patches a try. I put it on and within 30 minutes, I could feel the pain dissipating.
Now that school is back in session- and therefore sports- kids are likely to get some injuries. Salonpas is a great way to treat their pain without giving them a pill to pop. These topical analgesics are much safer than OTC pills. The gel and the spray can safely be used in children 12 and older. The patches, however, should only be used for adults 18 and older.
I wish you a pain-free year!!