There are many topical pain cream remedies on the market. Understanding the differences between them makes your choice in this product as soothing and cost effective as possible. Keep in mind, that cost effective does not mean cheap. Buying a product because it is the least expensive, may not be what you need, making it ultimately the most expensive. Matching your needs is the best approach to a cost effective purchase.
There are several types of pain remedies and here is a description of four types; warming agents, depleting agents, homeopathic, and multi-ingredient healing creams Tapentadol 100mg.
Warming agents: These are typically combinations of agents such as camphor, menthol and/or wintergreen. They create an increase in blood flow and localized relaxation which assists in pain management. They effects are temporary and so stated on the labels. Biofreeze and Tiger Balm are examples of this type of product.
Depleting agents: These often contain the ingredient capsaicin, which is designed to deplete pain producing chemicals known as neuropeptides. These can be over secreted directly from the nerve endings producing chronic pain. If pain is related to this phenomena, then this can be effective. It is believed by some to also be helpful for neuropathic pain related to diabetes or cancer related chemotherapy. Examples include Capzasin and Zostrix.
Homeopathic: This is based on the founding homeopathic principle of “like cures like”. If an ingredient (or combination of ingredients) which at high concentrations can cause, muscle pain, for instance, when the concentration is reduced to levels near 0, it relieves muscle pain. And, the potency is said to increase the greater the dilution. Some scientists think that this is really pseudoscience, but the fact that it lasts seems to be based on at least some amount of success. Traumed or Arnica based gels and creams are examples.
Multi-ingredient healing creams: These type of remedies are based on using some ingredients to induce skin penetration and carry other healing components deep to the areas which are painful. The most complete products provide anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and tissue repair agents among their ingredients. If they further include skin permeants, then the healing potential is further improved as medication is delivered deep to the site of pain.
Agents such as eucalyptus oil and polysorbate 20 can act as skin permenants. Antiinflammatory effect is required for long term benefit. When ingredients such as methyl salicylate (wintergreen) and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) are included, then longer term relief becomes possible. Analgesia is provided by ingredients camphor, menthol, thymol and lavender oil. Potential healing components glucosamine, chondroitin, vitamin E, grape seed extract, and sea cucumber, create a highly effective combination.