Pain relief without pills

Topical pain relief products are applied externally to the skin where they exert an analgesic effect.

Why use a topical product?

  • Some people are concerned about taking pills and topical products can offer an alternative.
  • They can provide pain relief directly at the point of pain without having to take pills.
  • GPs and Physiotherapists may recommend topical analgesics as first line treatment for muscular aches, pain and injuries.
  • Not all topical analgesics are the same – some can offer additional benefits, such as hot and cold therapy, which assist with healing and recovery.

 

Did you know?

  • Topical products are associated with fewer gastric side effects than oral pain relief.
  • Creams, gels and patches can provide alternative pain relief to customers who cannot take oral pain relief.