Topical Analgesics

When your muscles and joints are hurting, sometimes aspirin and other oral pain relievers just don’t do the trick.

At South Carolina’s Health Edge Group in North Charleston, we offer topical analgesics that will relieve your pain quickly and effectively.

Analgesics are pain relievers. Topical analgesics are pain relievers that are applied directly to the skin – and directly to the area where pain is occurring.

Topical analgesics are a great option for those battling pain from injury – injuries that don’t respond to aspirin and other oral pain medications.

At Health Edge Group, the topical analgesics we offer are designed to halt production of body chemicals that cause swelling and pain. Because topical analgesics are applied directly to the skin, they travel deep into muscles to combat inflammation where it lives.

Topical analgesics specifically target the parts of the body you want to treat. Oral pain relievers affect your entire body. By using topical gels, you reduce the total amount of medicine in your body. This reduces the potential risk of side effects.

Topical analgesics should be used by adults. They are not for children.

A recent article in Harvard Men’s Health Watch reported that when pain is located close to the skin’s surface, using topical analgesics eases pain and avoids side effects caused by some oral pain relief products.

The periodical reported topical analgesics are effective in treating pain located in the:

  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Feet
  • Elbows
  • Hands

The use of topical treatments is ideal for those with stomachs that are sensitive to oral, over-the-counter pain relievers. Other pain sufferers use topical treatments because they already are taking a large amount of pills every day – and they don’t want to add more.

Still others simply don’t like taking pills. Some have difficulty swallowing pills. All these people can benefit from topical analgesics. Topical analgesics can be used several times a day.

Remember to wash your hands afterward and keep topical products away from your nose, eyes and mouth.

Some people may not be ideal candidates for topical analgesic treatment. At Health Edge Group, our medical team will meet with you to review your medical history to determine if you can benefit from this treatment.

Topical analgesics also may not be right for you if your pain affects larger extended areas, such as your lower back. Also, it’s not wise to use topical analgesics if you also are taking oral NSAIDs.

Taking NSAIDs in excess can cause stomach bleeding and ulcer flare-ups that can lead to hospitalization.

But the vast majority of our patients at Health Edge Group report they have benefitted from topical analgesic treatment and have seen their pain reduced substantially.

Don’t let pain keep you from doing the things you love to do.

Contact Health Edge Group today to learn more about our topical analgesics and how they can help ease your pain.

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