If you’re having muscle or joint pain but its not so severe that you need a trip to the hospital, there are many topical pain creams that you can find at your local drug store which may be able to give you some relief.
Topical pain killers, or analgesics, are either rubbed into or sprayed on painful muscles or joints, and the nutrients in them will be absorbed through the skin down the where the pain is coming from. Although are all designed to relieve pain, different products use different ingredients. There are counter irritants, which use menthol or methylsalicylate to create a tingling sensation which distracts your mind from the pain. There are Salicylates, which have similar incrediants to asprin and are very good for getting into deep joint pain. You may also wish to try capsaicin, whose main ingredient is hot chili peppers and givings a little bit of a burning sensation when used.
In this department, we have guides and articles informing you about the best pain creams on the market, and advice about which ones can help with certain types of muscle pain. We also give our recommendations on our top picks for each type.