How effective are analgesics like Biofreeze Professional? Just consider a study by the National Research Centre for Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark. Researchers compared the effectiveness of Biofreeze with that of a placebo gel in reducing chronic pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.
The results? Biofreeze reduced hand and wrist pain by 31%. In addition, the reduction in pain lasted at least 3 hours, with participants reporting that the pain-reducing effects lasted even beyond the cooling effect on the skin.
The lead researcher concluded, “Using Biofreeze to acutely reduce the pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome may also help facilitate therapeutic exercise or other interventions such as physical or occupational therapy.” In other words, Biofreeze can make therapeutic exercise easier, which in turn can lead to less pain.
Biofreeze is effective at reducing not just pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome but also aches and pains in general. It delivers relief from:
- Muscles strains and sprains
- Shoulder and arm discomfort
- Neck, hip and leg pain
- Joint pain
- Ankle and foot pain
- Sports injuries
How Does Biofreeze Work?
Menthol, the active ingredient in Biofreeze, is a natural pain reliever that penetrates quickly and offers relief through cold therapy. When Biofreeze is applied to a painful area, it creates a cold sensation that overrides the pain signals to the brain, thereby reducing the pain.
While Biofreeze is primarily a pain reliever, healthcare professionals and their patients use the topical analgesic in these ways too:
- As an aid in physical rehab
- As a muscle relaxant
- In conjunction with massage
- Pre- and post-workout
- Combined with ice; athletes have been known to combine Biofreeze with water and freeze the mixture in a paper cup. They then apply the frozen mixture to the painful area for instant and ongoing relief.
25 Years of Pain Relief
Biofreeze has been providing pain relief since 1991 and strives for the best formula for optimum benefits. Biofreeze Professional delivers:
- Long-lasting results
- Fast penetration
- No parabens and propylene glycol
- No NSAIDs, ibuprofen, aspirin or salicylate
- Colorless, dye-free options
- Smooth consistency for easy application
- Sprays, hands-free roll-ons, tubes and in-clinic size pumps
- No animal testing
- Made in the USA
For more information on the scientific studies of Biofreeze, click here.
“I use Biofreeze for the vast majority of musculoskeletal problems our practices treats. We know it works for all patients, from Olympic athletes to weekend warriors, when the goal is to reduce or eliminate pain and promote optimal function. Our rehab patients, many of whom have a strong likelihood of post-rehab muscle soreness, go home with Biofreeze, which provides them the security of knowing that they have a great product to reduce their symptoms and improve their level of function. Biofreeze works great with all treatment modalities and is an integral part of our treatment planning. We feel it has tremendous clinical and professional benefits, and it basically sells itself, which provides a steady additional revenue stream.”—Jay Greenstein, DC, CCSP, CEO, Sport & Spine Rehab and Sport & Spine Athletics, Fort Washington, Md.
To read Dr. Beau Pierce’s Circle of Docs comparison of Biofreeze, Cryoderm and Rock Sauce Chill, click here.