Stopain gel is a widely trusted form of pain relief that is often used in clinical and athletic capacities. This product is available for purchase at our practice.
Stopain has menthol as an active ingredient, which causes an intense cooling sensation against the skin when applied. This sensation activates a “cold” response in local nerves, which causes the body to respond by blocking pain signals, reducing inflammation, and increasing circulation to the area. Compared to Biofreeze, another popular menthol-based pain-relieving gel, Stopain has a much stronger concentration of menthol and can often provide more dramatic pain relief for a longer period of time.
Typical usage of Stopain requires rubbing a thin layer of the gel over a painful area several times per day – with a recommended maximum of four times. The effects of the gel penetrate deep into the tissue without having to massage it in (but you’re more than welcome to do so if you wish).
We might recommend Stopain for conditions including Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, neuromas, gout, and other causes of foot and ankle pain. Sometimes we may recommend it as part of a full plan that includes other methods of treatment. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this product.