It’s one of the most popular products out there for relieving muscle pain, but does Icy Hot work for knee pain?
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Knee pain is a common problem that can be caused by an injury or arthritis in the knee joint. The pain can range from mild to severe, making it difficult to perform daily tasks such as walking or climbing stairs. Icy Hot is one of many topical products designed to relieve this type of pain quickly and effectively.
Icy Hot is a topical pain relief product that comes in a variety of forms, including balms, patches, creams and sprays.
It’s often marketed as an alternative to over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
Icy Hot contains two active ingredients: menthol (an herbal extract) and methyl salicylate (a synthetic version of wintergreen oil). These ingredients are used to numb or cool down the area where you apply them–for example your knee–and provide temporary relief from discomfort caused by sore muscles or arthritis pain.
You can buy this product at most drug stores or supermarkets for about $10 per tube or container depending on how much you need for your particular issue.
Like many topical products, Icy Hot may not be as effective as over-the-counter or prescription medications for treating knee pain.
Icy Hot is designed to treat only the symptoms of an injury and not the underlying cause of it. This means that if you’re experiencing chronic knee pain from arthritis or another condition, it won’t help you feel better in the long run–and might even make things worse by allowing you to continue aggravating your injury without realizing it until it’s too late. That’s not likely, but it could be possible.
If Icy Hot or a similar sports cream isn’t helping with your knee pain in a few days or a week to two, or if your symptoms are getting worse, it’s important to see your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. If you have other symptoms such as swelling, locking, catching, buckling or giving way, in addition to the pain, then these could be signs of a more serious condition. The doctor will examine your knee, perform x-rays and possibly order an MRI to determine the cause of your pain and help plan treatment. That treatment could include injections, medications, physical therapy and even surgery.
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