Cold therapy – or “cryotherapy” – is the practice of applying something cold to the source of pain. For years, cold therapy has been used to reduce pain, swelling and nerve activity using ice, cold packs, and ice baths. Now, topical cold therapy pain relievers like Biofreeze offer additional benefits.
Ice is the original cold therapy solution. Like Biofreeze, it reduces arterial blood flow to the applied area, while increasing circulation in the skin. There are some disadvantages to ice, however, such as stiffness, skin irritation, temporary pain and numbness, and the fact that it requires inactivity during application. Biofreeze offers the benefits of ice, and more. In a study of Biofreeze vs ice on acute uncomplicated neck pain, Biofreeze was found to be:
Nearly twice as powerful in relieving pain
Substantially more comfortable and convenient
Longer-lasting in 9 out of 10 patients
Cold therapy pain relief gel 4oz. - Long lasting - Applies easily and penetrates quickly - Greaseless - 100% paraben-free - Manufactured in the USA