Pomada para los músculos
Muscle rubs, also known as analgesics, or pain creams, are a staple in sports locker rooms and home medicine cabinets. Their well-known smell, which comes from methyl salicylate, heralds their use and the fact that somebody isn't feeling in tip-top condition. Muscle rub creams can help offer relief for overworked, strained or sprained muscles either by drawing blood to the injured area with heat (rubs that contain methyl salicylate) or providing a cooling sensation (rubs that contain menthol) to help ease inflammation. The rubs are designed to help loosen up knots and tight, tired muscles.
Warming muscle rubs use ingredients that create vasodilation, which draws blood into the skin capillaries, creating a sensation of warmth. This helps to improve circulation. On the other hand, cooling muscle rubs help reduce inflammation and swelling due to overuse or injury. You should examine all the products, including their ingredients, before choosing the product that is right for you and your injury.
Muscle Rub Use
Muscle rubs are made for topical use and should only be used on the skin. You should not apply them near your eyes, mouth or nose, and you should be careful not to touch other parts of your body while the medication is on your hands. You will need to wash your hands well after application, especially if you need to insert contact lenses or go to the bathroom afterward.
How To Apply Muscle Rub
To use muscle rubs effectively, apply a thin layer of the medication to your skin no more than three to four times a day and rub it in gently and thoroughly. If your skin is injured or irritated, you will not want to apply the rub, as it can cause a burning sensation and increase the risk of side effects, which include redness, warmth, stinging or burning.