Biofreeze is a new form of topical remedy that is used to treat various musculoskeletal ailments. Biofreeze is a topical analgesic and anti-inflammatory medication that uses cold therapy to relive pain and inflammation. It acts similarly to cold packs, which provides soothing and cool sensation on the area affected. This cool sensation causes pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects by controlling swelling and numbing the area. Biofreeze was developed initially for pain relief, but it has been also used in massage therapy to relive sore muscles.
Biofreeze components include menthol and other soothing chemicals and substances that produce relaxing sensation on the affected area of the body. Biofreeze also uses the principle of cryotherapy in producing desired effects. Cryotherapy is the use of cold substances or chemicals to provide therapeutic effects in the body. Cold substances induce vasoconstriction of the blood vessels. This vasoconstriction effects are beneficial for reducing swelling because it reduces the vascular permeability of the arteries and veins thereby preventing the escape of fluids form the blood into the interstitial spaces or the spaces between the cells. Aside from vasoconstriction, cold temperature also reduces the sensation of nerve fibers, thereby limiting pain transmitted to the brain for interpretation leading to reduced pain sensations.
Biofreeze is available in various preparations including:
The various preparations of Biofreeze allow customers to choose the most convenient and most appropriate Biofreeze for use.
Biofreeze is indicated for the following ailments:
Joint pain and swelling
Sprains and Strains
Inflammation of the tendons
Biofreeze typically can be used in all inflammatory conditions involving the musculoskeletal system including sports-related injuries. Biofreeze can also be used in other therapies such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage, and exercise. It can be used in physical therapy to add to the physical relief of patients. It can also be used in massage therapy to enhance muscle relaxation. In exercise, it can be used to relieve pain associated with intense work-outs and to prevent muscle spasms during exercise. In general, Biofreeze is beneficial for all people experiencing body aches.
What are the Benefits of Biofreeze?
Along with the mechanism of Biofreeze, it provides benefits such as:
Easy to apply
Biofreeze comes in the form of easy to use preparations. Just apply the gel thinly on the skin. If you don’t want manual applications, you can use the roll on sticks or sprays, which are of equal effectiveness.
Since it is absorbed quickly, it reduces pain and swelling fast.
Since it is a local preparation, it avoids the systemic effects of oral anti-inflammatory medications such as gastrointestinal irritation. It also does not contain possible irritating substances, but people with hypersensitivities should carry out caution in applying Biofreeze. It is also made of herbs, which generally do not produce any side-effects.
Biofreeze is greaseless and non-staining. It is also more beneficial than ice packs because it is absorbed immediately, which prevents the water drips from ice packs.
The vast benefits of Biofreeze in relieving pain and inflammation are great for people who want fast and effective results, and Dr. Mohr, your local chiropractor in Tampa, FL uses BioFreeze regularly along with many other products and techniques to give you the best care based on the latest research.