Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SalonPas Pain Relief Patch

Have you ever used pain patches?  Do they seem to work?

When it comes to running-related pain, I try to be careful distinguishing "normal" pain from "potentially long-lasting" pain.  For example, if I'm sore, I never use anything... it's that "good" kind of hurt that takes a while to set apart from "bad" hurt.  "Bad" hurts, for me, include any pain that is sharp and any pain that feels like a tender painful bruise to the touch.

The area you see in the picture below is of the latter category.

I prefer using patches over creams, mostly because they are less messy.  I find both effective if the pain is going to be receptive things besides rest.

I like these SalonPas Pain Relief patches because after a few minutes, the area under the patch feels slightly warm and cooled, at the same time.  Somehow!  These feel soooo good that I wish I could put a bunch all over my body, but I don't think that is safe. 

The patches themselves are flexible and stay on pretty well, assuming you don't put lotions under it or sweat too much or put it in a location that is simply not amenable to patches (like joints).

And thankfully, after a day or so of patches, this spot was declared healed... for now.

4 comments:

  1. i have used patches and i agree that they are much less messy and easy to use. hope it stays healed for you!

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  2. Thankfully, I haven't felt true "pain" from running in years. And, I've never used patches, but glad it is working well for you!

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  3. Whenever I see or hear "Salon Pas" all I can think about is the smell at the L.A. Marathon....

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  4. Do note that cold therapy is only good for temporary relief. Ignoring occasional pains because you can treat them with SalonPas is a bad idea, given that you can develop chronic disorders.

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