Mom Knows Best : Are Pain Relief Ointments Useful For Pre And Post-Workouts?

Friday, September 2, 2016

Are Pain Relief Ointments Useful For Pre And Post-Workouts?

My discovery of a Menthol roll-on product has done wonders for my workouts.


  It has been about six weeks since I did something to my hamstring. I either pulled it or tore it, I am not sure which one. I was good and stopped running for a while so it could heal. Having suffered a big hamstring tear last year, I knew the symptoms and what I needed to do while it was healing. I also knew that I had to take it easy after it healed. I am confident that my hamstring has healed and have started running again. I am now, of course, experiencing some muscle pain and my hamstring is getting used again. This, of course, is literally, a pain in the butt as that is where it hurts after running making sitting hard to do. It is not a big pain but a small annoying pain that I just try to ignore. i wanted some pain relief but did not want to take any pills as they tend to make me drowsy. I also know that long term pain pill use is not good for the stomach. So I just did a lot of weird sitting to avoid sitting on my sore muscle.


 I was so happy when I received a sample of JointRitis the other day. It never dawned on me to use a pain relief ointment on my hamstring/muscle pain. So I opened up the box right away and rolled the menthol based product on my leg. I was expecting a bad smell but was surprised by its pleasant aroma. My 9-year-old said it smelled like peppermint and I agreed. My leg immediately experienced a cooling sensation and my pain seemed to vanish. I was able to sit once again without pain!


   So the next day when I went out running, I decided to use JointRitis on that area on my leg before I went running to see if it allowed me to run better. Now I was not expecting to run faster or longer, I was just hoping to run without that tightness and small pain that I was experiencing in my hamstring. I still did my usual stretching and I was able to stretch that leg better as I did not have that tightness in my leg that made me hesitate thinking that I might hurt my leg again. You stop using a muscle for 4 weeks and it is going to be tight. I then started running and I did not have any pain so I was able to run longer before needing to walk. The past year and a half has been filled with too many running injuries so I am still hesitant to run when I have any aches or pain. It is a fear that I have to work through and I have to realize that they are typical muscle aches. So the menthol pain relief in the roll-on of JointRitis will be able to help me do that.


  When I finished running, I applied some more JointRitis on my leg and I was able to sit without any pain! I love that I can use a 100% all natural topical ointment for pain relief and not have to take pain pills that make me drowsy. This nice smelling ointment does not irritate or dry my skin out either as it does not contain alcohol. It does contain lanolin which helps keep my skin soft and the roll-on applicator means no greasy hands for me as I don't touch the ointment. Note to self, I need to use JointRitis more often after running. Next time my husband complains that his back hurts, I will rub JointRitis on it and maybe I will not have to give him a back rub as that tends to hurt my hands. The company also recommends this product for arthritis so I need to send some to my mom for her hands.

 I am hoping by next week when I write about my running progress that my muscle ache/pain will be all gone and that I will be running longer periods of time. My goal is running for a mile before I have to walk.

"These opinions are my own and I received a sample of JointRitis to facilitate this post."


19 comments:

  1. Last time I attempted to exercise I broke my elbow and herniated 2 discs. I may try this for when my back starts to really hurt.

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  2. Last time I attempted to exercise I broke my elbow and herniated 2 discs. I may try this for when my back starts to really hurt.

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  3. Thank you for this info! It is definitely what I need after working out.

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  4. This sounds great and something I could use!

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  5. I managed to destroy my lymphatic system when I last worked out. But this is good information to have on hand for general aches and pains.

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  6. Pulled muscles can be such an obstacle to keeping up with your exercise regiment! This sounds like a great option to get back to it!

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  7. I'm finding that pain relief ointments work best for me the day after. I'll have to look for these.

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  8. It's great that this was so effective. It's good to have something reliable like this in the gym bag.

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  9. This is really sounds great, I need this for my body work out

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  10. Thank you for this info! It is definitely sometimes! I've never heard of this brand!

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  11. Hoope you're back to normal soon. That's no fun at all!

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  12. Looks like the perfect solution for people who experience pain when running or working out. I think it's great! I hope everything goes well with your running.

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  13. Glad your hamstring is feeling a bit normal now but as it is still painful the joint pain relief sounds like it helped alleviate the pain.

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  14. My knees have been feeling it more when I run now, so this would be good to use for me and my husband has back pain often. Sounds like something we should try!

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  15. Thanks for sharing this! My knees GO THROUGH IT during my workouts, lol.

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  16. I will definitely need this since I decided to go back in running. Thanks for sharing!

    Mhaan | www.mommyrockininstyle.com

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  17. The ones that I frequently face are knee pain & some sort of muscle strain. The JointRitis is pretty new for me, but sounds like a great product and I love that it could help someone with Arthritis as well.

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  18. Can't wait to hear how your running progresses. Good luck, this sounds like it might be just what you and I need ;)

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  19. I use those kind of pain relievers. They really give relief to my aches. They also make my sleep extra sweet.

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