How does Biofreeze works?
Biofreezeis a topical cold therapy analgesic gel that is recommended to ease pain. The Biofreeze line of products helps provide a more direct and focused relief. Ranging from muscular pain to discomfort on the joints, Biofreeze can deliver a soothing sensation on these areas without the necessity of prescription pain relievers. This is a great advantage as it helps the patient to stay clear of hazardous drugs.
How does Biofreeze works can be easily understandable, but first you need to understand how pain works. Pain is perceived and regulated by different nerve cells and neurons. When you feel pain, information from those nerve cells gets immediately forwarded to the spinal cord. The information then gets carried to the brain triggering the reaction of pain.
When Biofreeze is applied to the skin the sensorial nerves send information to the spinal cord that causes for the pain information to be blocked from reaching the brain. This has become worldwide known as the Gate Control Theory of Pain.
A different theory suggests that what causes the pain not reaching the brain is because Biofreeze’s active ingredient menthol reaches the nerves and it makes them release calcium ions. The calcium ions are believed to help modulate pain signals. Furthermore, menthol has almost the same effect on the body as ice.
Biofreeze serves as a great alternative of using ice against pain as it permits the patient to be more active, doesn’t produce stiffness, doesn’t cause slight pain or numbness, and it does not cause any skin irritation.
For patient convenience, Biofreeze comes in several presentations. For use both by practitioners, physicians and caregivers, and more practical, portable sizes for use at home. Biofreeze is available in Gel, Roll-on, Spray, Applicator Tip and Singles. They adjust to practically all parts of the body.
The traditional gel presentation can be used pretty much on the entire torso, biceps, hips, shin, shoulders, thighs, calves, glutes and hamstrings. It is the most traditional of the presentations.
The Roll-On presentation can be used on the abs, bicep, hips, thighs, feet, forearms, shoulders, glutes, lower back, hamstrings, calves and neck.
The hands free applicator tip can be used effectively on the ankles, feet, calves, knees, lower back, wrists, elbows and neck.
And finally the spray can be applied to the feet, shin, neck, back, lower back and ankles.
Biofreeze can serve as very reliable and complete alternative to help you manage pain.