Arthritis can be a debilitating condition. It often causes inflammation, aches, pain, stiffness, and even degeneration. Management for arthritis involves diet, exercise, and taking pain relief medication or supplements. Another option is to try an over-the-counter (OTC) topical joint cream to seek relief. Let’s take a look at how arthritis joint creams work. We also discuss the safety and side effects of using joint creams.
How Do Joint Creams Work?
Joint creams contain different compounds that penetrate through the skin to temporarily reduce pain or inflammation. This is done by changing nerve signaling or blood flow. When using a joint cream you should apply the cream directly to the skin above where the painful joint is located as well as the surrounding area. Joint creams work most effectively on smaller joints that are closer to the surface of the skin, such as the hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles, and knees.
Because joint creams only act at the point where you apply the cream and do not impact your entire body, they are often a safer alternative to oral medications. This is especially true for people who:
- are over the age of 65
- have arthritis affecting only smaller joints
- have a sensitive stomach or digestive conditions
- have cardiovascular risks
Joint creams are also safer than pain medications because they reduce the following risks:
- digestive risks since the stomach does not need to process them
- cardiovascular risks because the ingredients tend to not enter the bloodstream
- risk of becoming dizzy, drowsy, or falling, unlike some oral pain medications
- risk of becoming addicted, unlike some prescription pain medications.
Many over-the-counter joint creams and a handful of prescription products are available to help reduce the painful symptoms of arthritis. It can take time to determine which ingredients or products work best for you. And, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any particular concerns or questions.
Flexcin’s Motion Lotion Joint Cream
At Flexcin, we did a great deal of research to find an effective way to help repair joints and reduce the discomforts of arthritic conditions. Our best selling joint supplements have a complementing joint cream called Motion Lotion. This pain-relieving lotion is for topical pain relief. It is a joint cream that targets discomfort and inflammation at the point of affliction. It can be used in conjunction with Flexcin supplements to help reduce aches and pains, or on its own to quickly soothe sore muscles. It works as a spot treatment by applying it directly to an affected area that is sore from overexertion. Additionally, it’s a great alternative for people who have difficulty swallowing pills or capsules. Motion Lotion can also give you peace of mind because there are no side effects to its use.
Our uniquely powerful ingredient in Motion Lotion is CM8 (Cetyl Myristoleate). CM8 is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in some mammals. It has many biological functions including anti-inflammatory properties and pain relief. Clinical studies published by the National Institutes of Health show cetyl myristoleate to offer good protection against arthritic conditions.
DMSO is another key ingredient in Flexcin’s Motion Lotion. DMSO is a topical analgesic or pain reliever. It is a vehicle for the topical application of supplements and is an anti-inflammatory agent. Research shows that applying DMSO in a cream to the skin improves pain in people with complex regional pain syndrome.
When applied topically, the lubricating and anti-inflammatory properties in CM8 allow the supporting ingredients to penetrate the joint and promote long term joint health. In order to bring short term relief, we combine DMSO and CM8 with Emu Oil, which contains linolenic acid and oleic acid (an anti-inflammatory). Motion Lotion joint cream penetrates the skin quickly allowing fast relief. This combination of ingredients saturates the joint to reduce inflammation, lubricates the joint to reduce wear and tear, and provides an analgesic effect to help with pain management.
At Flexcin we stand behind our products. If you’re not satisfied with the results you experience simply return your first order (up to three empty bottles) for a full refund of the purchase price, less shipping & handling.