4 Reasons Why Biofreeze is #1 Recommended for Professionals
Biofreeze is an over-the-counter topical analgesic commonly used to reduce the pain and minor aches of sore muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, strains, sprains and contusions. The active ingredient in Biofreeze Professional is menthol, which effectively reliefs the pain locally on the body through its cooling effect. Biofreeze has been sold globally as an effective analgesic formula through healthcare providers since 1991, and it is #1 recommended for physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics.
Following we present 4 reasons why Biofreeze is #1 recommended for physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics.
Some of these factors have been mentioned in previous articles, but they are worth mentioning them again. Also it’s important to remember its significance on treating pain and the human body properly.
1. An alternative to Oral Pain Management Medications
Most of the times people choose to consume oral pain medications, in order to relieve muscle, back and joint pain. However, this kind of pain can effectively relieved with the use of Biofreeze by applying it straight on the pain spot and without the unpleasant side effects of oral pain medications. For example, oral pain medications can cause problems from simple indigestion to stomach ulcers, kidney damage, depression and even stroke; therefore are better to be avoided. However, Biofreeze products are shown to have clinical efficacy when used as part of the treatment process in a variety of musculoskeletal pain conditions. This is because, Biofreeze delivers pain reduction through cryotherapy, an established mechanism for treating pain.
2. Scientifically proven to be more effective than ice
In general, cold therapy or cryotherapy is the use of cold means such us ice and topical analgesics as part of a medical treatment. Frequently, cryotherapy is used for treating pain and musculoskeletal injuries, since it creates a cooling sensation which helps overcome pain. However, by applying ice packs directly on the skin-pain spot can have several negative side effects. For example, it can cause more pain, numbness, burns, and frostbite. On the other hand, Biofreeze products provide the benefits of cryotherapy without causing any negative side effects. Also, Biofreeze helps to accelerate the recovery process and reduces the swelling on the injured area.
3. Enhanced Treatment Effects
Many clinicians use topical analgesics in combination with proven therapeutic interventions. Biofreeze roll-on or Biofreeze spray are suitable for use prior to a therapeutic intervention to reduce discomfort and pain, or afterwards to reduce post-treatment soreness. For example, Biofreeze is commonly integrated within soft-tissue massage, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation, hands-on mobilisations/manipulations, and modalities, because of the cooling effect of menthol – a natural pain reliever – to sooth minor muscle and joint pain. Moreover, Biofreeze Gel is a non-greasy gel that penetrates the skin quickly, and is especially effective for use in conjunction with hands-on manual therapy.
4. Easy for the patient to stick to its care plan
The topical analgesic Biofreeze is really easy and safe to be applied from individuals as part of a care plan. Specifically, professionals seek to help their patients treat their pain effectively wherever they are and help them to be punctual with their care plan. Therefore, by ordering the application of Biofreeze on a daily basis professionals are confident that it will increase a patients’ adherence to self-care recommendations. Also, Biofreeze offers different product options to help patients treat a condition effectively; Biofreeze Spray can be applied on parts that we cannot reach easily, Biofreeze Roll-on is suitable for joint pain and conditions and Biofreeze Gel is better suited for big muscle areas.