Muscle Cramps have been unsuccessfully treated for decades with products in the topical pain section of your pharmacy or grocer that have been either analgesic or anti-inflammatory in nature. That has now changed with the introduction of Cramp911, a different product than has been traditionally on the shelf.
An anti-inflammatory is formulated to relieve pain by reducing the swelling caused by an injury or arthritis. Such anti-inflammatory products include ingredients such as Trolamine Salicylate, Methyl Salicylate and Arnica. As can be seen by the name of the first two ingredients, they are related to aspirin. Aspirin reduces pain by reducing inflammation.
An Analgesic is formulated to relieve pain by affecting the transmission of pain through the nerve endings. Analgesics work by masking the pain and use ingredients such as Menthol, Capsaicin and Camphor to perform this function.
Why are these products ineffective in dealing with muscle cramps or spasms? Neither topical anti-inflammatory nor analgesic products affect the real root cause of a muscle cramp or spasm (Charlie horse) which is that the muscle “locks” causing extreme pain. Only a muscle relaxer can intervene while the cramp is happening to relieve the cramp and avoid the “after cramp pain” that so often follows the cramp.
When a muscle cramp such as a leg cramp attacks, Cramp911 (after application) penetrates rapidly through the skin into the muscle (usually within 15 to 30 seconds) causing that muscle to relax. An added benefit is that the muscle cramp will not return because Cramp911 prevents the muscle from tightening again, and can last up to 8 hours. People that suffer from chronic leg cramps can apply Cramp911 at bedtime to prevent the leg cramp have an uninterrupted night sleep. As in the case of chronic back and neck spasms or the pain associated with chronic disease states such as fibromyalgia, MS, Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and much more, the muscles are in a constant state of contraction. When that muscle is contracted constantly, pain and fatigue result. Cramp911 is a topical remedy that goes directly to the locked muscles rapidly causing them to release thereby causing the pain to diminish.
by Keith DelPrete