doTERRA Deep Blue Rub, 4 ozTopical Pain Relievers Are A Must Have In A Senior Citizen’s Medicine Cabinet
If your favorite senior citizen has aches and pains (and, let’s be honest….who doesn’t?), there’s no reason for them to be hurting when a quick application of a topical pain reliever can bring almost instantaneous relief to tired, aching joints.
Joint pain, like arthritis, can be debilitating, like it was for my own Mom. When her arthritis flared (especially on cold days), a small application of the Deep Blue Rub you see there to the left gave her instant relief.
As an added benefit, the Deep Blue Rub is an especially nice topical pain reliever as it is applied as a cream that has wonderful moisturizing properties. My Mom was always astonished at how soft her skin was where it was applied.
We also kept an entire selection of other topical pain relievers. We had them in her travel bag that went with us everywhere, beside her living room chair, by her bed – you get the idea.
And, we found that, at least for my Mom, alternating a few different topical pain relievers seemed to work best for her. She loved the Deep Blue Rub and the Biofreeze preparations.
So, in this article, I’ll show you a selection of different topical pain relievers along with ways to apply them.
Note: Beware of letting the elderly apply these analgesic solutions themselves as hands must be washed after application, with the exception of the roll on or spray application pain relievers.
The stuff really burns in the eyes (voice of experience here and I wasn’t even elderly – then….).
Roll On Pain Relievers
Roll On applications are a very good option for the elderly as they don’t have to touch the topical analgesic (then have to wash their hands well). Instead, they will just roll on the formula to the area where it is needed.
No muss, no fuss.
Note: Mom’s secondary preferred topical pain reliever was always Biofreeze. I still use it for aching pain after long hikes.
Biofreeze Pain Relieving Roll On, 3-Ounce (Pack of 3)Stopain Extra Strength Pain Relief Roll-On, 3 OunceSombra Warm Therapy Natural Pain Relieving Gel Roll On, 3-OunceThermachill Roll-On Pain Relief | All-Natural | Relieves Neuropathy, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Plantar Fasciitis, Back Pain, Sciatica, Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow, Bursitis, Muscle and Joint PainPerform Pain Relief Gel For Muscle Soreness, Post-Workout, Aches, Pains and Arthritis, 3 Ounce Roll-OnCryoderm Pain Relieving Roll-on, 3oz. – 2 Count
Gel Formula Analgesic Pain Relievers
Gel formula pain relievers seemed to last longer for Mom – that was just our observation and may not be yours. Again, Biofreeze was second only to Deep Blue Rub.
Biofreeze Pain Relief Gel for Arthritis, 32 oz. Bottle With Pump, Fast Acting & Long Lasting Cooling Pain Reliever for Muscle, Joint, & Back Pain, Cold Topical Analgesic with Colorless FormulaChina-gel Topical Pain Reliever 6 Oz Tube China-gel Is a Natural Unique Herbal Formula of Time Proven Ingredients Developed and Clinically Tested in a Leading Acupuncture – Pain Control ClinicSub zero LZ1665 Cool Pain Relieving Gel, Bottle with Pump, 16 oz, ClearTopricin Pain Relief Therapy Cream ( 16 oz ) for Arthritis, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis, Sore Muscles & Joints, Carpal Tunnel & Chronic Pain
Pain Reliever Sprays
Sprays are also a good application method for a senior citizen although the spray should still be rubbed in which means hand washing….
Biofreeze 360 Pain Relieving Spray Gel, 4-Ounce (Pack of 2)Stopain Regular Strength Pain Relief Spray, 8 OuncePerform Cooling Pain Relief Gel For Muscle Soreness, Post-Workout Aches, Joint Pain, Arthritis, and Back Pain, Non-NSAID Pain Reliever for Cold Therapy, Cryotherapy Topical Analgesic, 4 oz. SprayKool ‘N Fit Pain Relieving Spray Formula 16 oz. Refill Bottle
Topical Pain Relievers Also Come As Patches
Patches are another wonderful way to deliver topical pain relief for the elderly. Just peel off the backing and place right over the sore, affected area for immediate relief
Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch – 140 PatchesIcy Hot Advanced Relief Pain Relief Patches, 5 countAbsorbine® Back Patch Ultra Strength Therapeutic Pain Relief, 6 Individually Wrapped Large Patches (5.5×4 in)