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Muscle Pain Relief Creams & Gels for Post-Workout Aches

Bestproducts.com Logo By Mara Santilli of Bestproducts.com | Slide 1 of 16: No one enjoys that feeling of waking up in the morning with aches and pains that you didn't have the night before. Whether you pushed yourself to the limit during your new at-home workout routine or are just feeling stiff and sore from a weekend full of yard work, your body deserves a little TLC. Applying a muscle-rub cream, gel, or balm is not going to magically cure the stiffness you're feeling, but it may provide some relief. According to research, some muscle rubs that do contain topical pain relievers like NSAIDs may be helpful if you're injured (and especially if you can't take o*** pain relievers due to gastrointestinal issues). Other balms or gels, especially those containing menthol, provide more of a cooling sensation. While they may not treat the acute inflammation at the heart of your injury, they can help tame some of that pain. Plus, the act of massaging the cream into your muscles may also loosen you up a bit. From creams to gels to balms, apply one of these top-rated muscle rubs to ease your sore muscles and aching joints.

No one enjoys that feeling of waking up in the morning with aches and pains that you didn't have the night before. Whether you pushed yourself to the limit during your new at-home workout routine or are just feeling stiff and sore from a weekend full of yard work, your body deserves a little TLC. Applying a muscle-rub cream, gel, or balm is not going to magically cure the stiffness you're feeling, but it may provide some relief.

According to research, some muscle rubs that do contain topical pain relievers like NSAIDs may be helpful if you're injured (and especially if you can't take o*** pain relievers due to gastrointestinal issues). Other balms or gels, especially those containing menthol, provide more of a cooling sensation. While they may not treat the acute inflammation at the heart of your injury, they can help tame some of that pain. Plus, the act of massaging the cream into your muscles may also loosen you up a bit.

From creams to gels to balms, apply one of these top-rated muscle rubs to ease your sore muscles and aching joints.

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