Analgesic Creams and LotionsTopical analgesics are used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with simple backaches, strains, sprains and minor arthritis. These pain relievers get the medication as close as possible to the site of pain. Topical analgesics are available as creams, gels, lotions, or in a patch.
Products such as Bengay and aspercreme use menthol as the main active ingredient to produce a feeling of warmth and/or cold to provide relief. Using analgesics for pain management can help improve your quality of life while living with pain. Analgesic rubs can sooth or even take away the pain for a few hours allowing you to go thru your day without having to experience pain.