Disclosure: I received samples of Salonpas for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.
For anyone suffering with pain, daily activities can be hard. By putting medicine right at the site of pain, bypassing the stomach and liver, Salonpas can use less medicine to deliver an effective dose for pain relief instantly. Salonpas is a cost-effective solution for pain management for aching muscles, joint pain and especially for people with arthritis and the Salonpas Pain Relief Patch Large is the first OTC topical analgesic ever approved by the FDA.
We invite you to view this new video below by Dr. Bob Arnot which offers his pain management tips for people with arthritis. With the advent of Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel approved as the second FDA drug cleared for OTC use (Salonpas Pain Relief Patch is the first OTC topical analgesic approved by the FDA), more and more arthritis pain sufferers are asking what is the best treatment option.
“One thing I’ve seen is that the United States is much more reliant on taking pills for pain than the rest of the world, where topical analgesics, physical therapy and other approaches are more widely used,” says Dr. Bob Arnot, who over the course of his career as a physician, Chief Medical Correspondent and War Correspondent, has been exposed to a wide variety of pain management drugs and approaches.
“The reliance on pills, many of which come with side effects that can be severe when used in greater quantities than labeled or for longer than labeled has led me to conclude for muscle, back and joint pains it’s best to start with Topicals First.”
“In regard to the FDA new drug approval process, there is a new over-the-counter option for arthritis sufferers,” says Dr. Bob Arnot.
On February 14, 2020 the Food and Drug administration approved Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel for OTC use.
Dr. Bob points out some things to consider if you are an arthritis sufferer and want to consider this product:
It’s not labeled for immediate relief, something to think about if you are in pain now.
It may take up to 7 days to achieve relief.
Dosing can be cumbersome as you need to squeeze a length of gel next to a dosing card. There are two doses depending on the size of the joints you are treating. This can be repeated up to 4 times a day.
Voltaren can only be used on 6 joints and has not been proven effective for any other pains such as back aches or muscle strains.
“The good news is if you are an arthritis sufferer and want fast and effective relief, there are other topical options,” says Dr. Bob Arnot including “Salonpas Pain Relief Patch Large which is a great choice for fast, effective arthritis relief.”
Additional benefits of the Salonpas Pain Relief Patch are:
Speed of onset –It begins to work in one hour.
Time to efficacy- The patch demonstrated clinically meaningful pain relief in the first day, and improved range of motion.
Salonpas is easy to apply and the dose is pre-measured in the patch.
Salonpas works up to 12 hours.
Salonpas can be used for multiple pains.
“As a physician, I recommend topicals first and I have shared some great options to safely and effectively relieve your pain,” says Dr. Bob Arnot.
The full product suite from Salonpas, includes: Salonpas Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Gel-Patch, Cream and Liquid Roll On, Salonpas Pain Relief Patch (small and large), Salonpas Pain Relieving GEL-Patch HOT, Salonpas Capsicum HOT patch, Salonpas Pain Relieving Jet Spray and the Salonpas DEEP Relieving Gel.
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Salonpas can be used for a number of aches and pains, including: arthritis pain, joint pain, lower back pain, muscle pain, neck & shoulder pain, and sprains, strains & bruises.
Directions for patch use:
Clean and dry affected area;
Remove the plastic backing from one side of the patch;
Smooth that side over the area where you want pain relief;
Remove other half of plastic backing, smooth over the pain area;
Apply to affected area (no more than 3 or 4 times daily for a maximum of 7 days);
Remove patch from the skin before a total of 8 hour's application.
Salonpas should not be used on wounds or damaged skin; if allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs; right before or after heart surgery; with a heating pad; when sweating (such as from exercise or heat), on the face or over rashes, or if the pouch containing the patch has been open for more than 14 days (to ensure maximum effectiveness).
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