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Best OTC cream for muscle spasms & tightness? Opinions?

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Old 08-28-2007, 09:47 AM   #1
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Best OTC cream for muscle spasms & tightness? Opinions?

Biofreeze type stuff helps temporarily reduce pain, but no effect on the underlying tightness. (It's menthol I believe.)

Any ideas? Just trying capsaicin product as I type. Hot!

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Old 08-28-2007, 04:36 PM   #2
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Re: Best OTC cream for muscle spasms & tightness? Opinions?

Be real careful with that hot pepper stuff. It can come back and bite you. As for the topicals, if they help go for it. One of the doctors told me something about them and I have to aggree. It isn't the cream/ointment it's the rubbing. Fred

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Re: Best OTC cream for muscle spasms & tightness? Opinions?

Gosh, in times of desperation, I think i've tried everyone on the market. I've tried the Biofreeze too, didnt do anything. The only thing i've tried that sometimes helps my neck spasms a LITTLE, is Absorbine Jr. Pain relief patch. It's a big patch ( 5 1/2 x 4") you stick on and its mentholly but it seems pretty strong. Nothing ever helped ,though, with severe spasms. Moist heat helps soothe it somewhat while the heating pad is on, though. Those capsaciin (hot pepper) rubs felt like it burned my skin too much on the outside , didnt help with any spasms.

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