For those suffering from muscle cramps or joint issues like arthritis, finding relief that’s both safe and effective can be challenging. Though beneficial, certain pain medications—such as opioids—can come with serious side effects and risks, especially as we age. Topical analgesics, which are pain-relieving solutions applied directly to the skin, work differently.

How Do Topical Analgesics Work?
These topical solutions come in foams, creams, lotions, gels or patch form. They may be considered a safe alternative to oral pain relievers like opioids because they are locally acting—meaning they target just the area where you need relief, unlike some oral medications that have to go through your whole body to provide relief.

According to Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen, a clinical instructor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, topical analgesics are great options for joints like the hands, knees, ankles, feet and elbows. “In those areas, the medication can penetrate closer to the joint,” she said in Harvard Men’s Health Watch.

Theraworx Relief Topical Analgesics
Theraworx Relief products are safe and effective topical analgesics formulated with gentle ingredients suitable for all skin types. Our foam for muscle cramps and spasms is clinically proven to relieve leg and foot cramps and even prevent them when used daily. Our foam for joint discomfort and inflammation is clinically proven to relieve arthritic, inflamed, sore or overused joints—and when you use our two-part therapy system, which combines the joint foam and our medical-grade compression glove or knee sleeve, the benefits are even greater.

Using Theraworx Relief
Whether it’s Theraworx Relief for Muscle Cramps and Spasms or Theraworx Relief for Joint Discomfort and Inflammation, application is quick and easy. Simply use as instructed, and then check out this article from Theraworx Relief users for more tips. Note: It’s always best to talk to your doctor before starting any new health regimen, and ask if Theraworx Relief is right for you.

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