Few things are worse than being in pain. Those aches and pains can prevent us from joining in our favorite activities, or simply rob us of the energy we need to enjoy life.
But relief from temporary or chronic pain is available, if you know where to look. While we cannot personally endorse these products, we chose them because they have gotten good user reviews. However, it’s important to remember to consult your physician before beginning any new medical regimen.
Following are 10 products to send your pain and discomfort packing — all for the price of $32.99 or less.
Want temporary relief from minor muscle and joint pain due to arthritis, backache, pinched nerves and more? The Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch ($9.69 for a 60-count box) is a large, flexible, easy-to-apply patch. Each patch pledges to provide eight hours of respite.
The Sunbeam King-Size Moist/Dry Heating Pad ($19.95) is an extra-large heating pad that provides therapy for a variety of ailments, including common muscles aches and arthritis. According to Sunbeam, it “transfers heat to the targeted area to help increase blood flow, relax muscles and accelerate healing.” It features a machine-washable cover and three adjustable heat settings.
Enjoy natural pain relief with the penetrating power of menthol and camphor via the J.R. Watkins Pain Relieving Liniment Spray ($9.99). This pain-relieving liniment spray penetrates sore joints and muscles.
Take a break from knee pain with the Yosoo Heated Pad Heat Therapy Knee Wrap ($19.99) This heated wraparound neoprene brace includes three adjustable temperature levels and even has a built-in pocket for cold therapy.
Foot cramps, leg cramps, charley horses and symptoms of restless leg syndrome don’t stand a chance against Theraworx Relief Fast-Acting Foam ($19.16). In addition to reducing soreness following cramping, it helps prevent “new muscle cramps and spasms when used daily.” Plus, it’s nontoxic, smells faintly of apples and is made in the USA.
Originally designed for pro athletes, The Coldest Water ice pack ($24.99) is a large ice pack with Super Flexible Technology that lets it mold to the affected area for rapid recovery. It provides pain relief for a wide range of injuries and conditions, including ankle sprains, back pain, calf pain, hamstring injury, stiff neck and stomach-ache. Apply it “for up to 20 minutes at a time” as needed.
Pain, discomfort, tingling and numbness have finally met their match with Penetrex Pain Relief Therapy ($18.97). Originally $29.95, it boasts a “breakthrough formulation” for relief and recovery. This drug-free cream can be applied to the back, knee, neck, foot and anywhere else pain is experienced. It has a light fragrance and is safe to use with ice packs, heating pads and other complimentary therapies.
Put an end to agony from plantar fasciitis, bone spurs and more with Armstrong Amerika Gel Heel Cups Plantar Fasciitis Inserts ($20.95 for a three-pack). These no-slip soft gel liners provide arch support and help reduce impact on aching joints and muscles. They are made of premium medical-grade silicone.
Pain in the neck or shoulders? The TheraPAQ Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief Heating Pad ($26.80) is a must-have heat wrap that can help reduce or relieve muscle soreness and inflammation related to arthritis, fibromyalgia and countless other conditions and injuries.
Simply pop it into the freezer or microwave and “the 100% natural clay beads will allow hot or cold temperature to spread evenly and help your body enjoy an overall relaxation,” according to TheraPAQ.
Target pain with the Nursal TENS Unit Rechargeable Electronic Pain Relief Massager ($32.99). It includes multi preprogrammed modes and 20 strength levels to help alleviate pain and tension in the back, shoulders and more. Pocket-sized for use anywhere.
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