Everything You Need to Know About Biofreeze Cold Therapy Pain Relief
Over the course of the next week, we will be highlighting products sold in our clinics because patients have been wanting to know more about all of the products that we have! Whether it’s custom braces, products geared towards pain relief or compression stockings, all the products at our physiotherapy clinics are designed to improve your overall quality of life. Today we break down everything you need to know about Biofreeze, a product you should consider using if you suffer from arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic pain, and more.
What is Biofreeze?
It is a cold therapy pain relief formula that can be applied to the skin via spray, gel, or patch similar to a band-aid. Itwas first invented by a medical professional who was seeking ways to help his grandmother who had been suffering from arthritis. After creating a formula with the primary active ingredient of menthol, Biofreeze was formed.
Who Should Use Biofreeze?
Cold therapy pain relief is used as an effective treatment for pain relief without the use of prescription drugs. If you suffer from osteoarthritis, arthritis, chronic pain, sore muscles, muscle strains and sprains then Biofreeze may be right for you.
Is Biofreeze Common For Pain Relief?
This product is actually the number one pain reliever by chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and podiatrists. It was invented in 1991 and has since been distributed to over 50 countries all across the world.
Is Biofreeze Safe?
Yes, it is approved and labeled according to the FDA as a topical pain reliever, making it perfectly safe. The most common forms of the pain reliever are the gel, spray, and roll-on. You should also note that it does not cause any discomfort. The FDA requires studies to prove validation and skin sensitisation, making this product safe.
Is Biofreeze sold in stores or online?
Biofreeze is only sold through health care professionals who are familiar with the product and can provide instructions and directions pertaining to the pain reliever. You will not find it at your local drugstore or grocery but you will find it at HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinics.
How does Biofreeze work?
The methanol in the formula stimulates your skin and creates a sensation which blocks out the pain signal going to your brain. This cold therapy treatment stimulates the nerves, blocking all pain signals. Recent studies suggest that methanol may regulate pain as well.
For more information on this product, please visit one of our clinics or the Biofreeze site. If you suffer from arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic pain or looking for pain relief from a recent injury, please visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic near you or call (416) 431-4000 because we will help restore function.