The Clinical Effectiveness of Biofreeze
Biofreeze Products are topical analgesic products used to reduce pain in musculoskeletal conditions. Biofreeze pain reduction mechanism is based on the cryotherapy method, which helps people to treat musculoskeletal injuries and pain. Specifically, when the cold source – Biofreeze – is applied to the pain spot, the brain stimulates the cold receptors of the body which are blocking the pain and cause pain relief.
According to a systematic review of studies contacted in 2017 by Page P. and Alexander L., Biofreeze has been shown to effectively reduce pain at both statistically and clinically significant levels in a variety of musculoskeletal pain conditions. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), knee, back, neck, and hand pain are only some conditions where Biofreeze can be used, in order to relieve pain.
Biofreeze effectiveness is an outcome of the curative properties of menthol. Menthol is the main ingredient constituting the Biofreeze formula and is an organic compound that can be obtained from the oils produced from mint leaves. Menthol has the ability to chemically trigger the col-sensitive receptors in the skin, resulting in a cooling sensation.
In other words, using Biofreeze will provide you with immediate pain relief from many common conditions such as arthritis and other causes of muscle and joint pain.