Pros: Easy to apply; Starts working instantly
Cons: Good only for minor pain; Costly
Are your aching muscles getting you down? Do you have occasional arthritis pain? Do you suffer from backaches? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you might benefit from Maximum Strength Flexall 454, a pain- reliving cream that goes to work quickly.
Facts About This Product:
Maximum Strength Flexall 454 is a pain relieving gel that is white in color and light in consistency. The scent of this product is menthol and it spreads smoothly and easily on the skin. There is no greasy feeling at all and the product penetrates the skin quickly for fast relief.
Directions For Use:
Flexall 454 should be applied generously to aching joints by massaging the cream into the surface of the skin until the entire surface area of the skin is covered. The cream should be rubbed until it disappears. Application can be repeated as often as necessary.
Flexall 454 is made with menthol, allantoin, aloe vera gel, carbomer 940, diisopropyl adipate, eucalyptus oil, glycerin, methyl salicytate, peppermint oil, SD alcohol 38-B, steareth- 2, steareth- 21, thyme oil, tocopheryl acetate, triethanolamine, and water.
Flexall 454 is a useful product that can be used for quick relief of muscle pain. This product can be used for temporary relief of minor arthritis pain, backache, muscle strains, tendonitis, bursitis, bruises, cramps, etc. Since it is applied externally, it goes to work much faster than oral medications.
I have been using Flexall 454 on and off for many years and it is usually effective at eliminating muscle pain. My most common Flexall 454 problems are backache and muscle cramps. By applying a small amount of Flexall 454 to the sore area, I can quickly eliminate the pain and go about my normal daily routine.
Flexall 454 is useful on all types of joint/muscle pain and its greatest advantage is that it starts working immediately. Unlike medicines taken in pill or liquid form, this product begins to work the instant it comes in contact with the skin. It penetrates the skin quickly, cooling the surface of the skin and then warming the interior, helping to ease away the pain. It wont stain clothing, but the menthol scent is strong and it lingers for a long time.
Flexall 454 does have some limitations for use on sore joints and muscles. I noticed that the label on the bottle makes clear that this product is intended for use on minor types of pain. Flexall 454 is effective but it cannot eliminate a serious case of arthritis or a badly strained back. I get occasional back pain that can be brought on by all sorts of different things, like sleeping in an awkward position, sitting in a chair and leaning forward for a long period of time, and lying on the floor. Depending on the severity of the pain, Flexall 454 usually helps to eliminate some or most of the discomfort. A bad backache isnt going to go away by using Flexall 454, but the product does help a little bit even when Im hit with a really bad backache.
Some people like to use Flexall 454 in conjunction with other pain treatments and these combinations are generally safe with a few exceptions. If bandages are used with Flexall 454, the bandage has to be breathable. If moist heat is used, the heat should be applied first, followed by Flexall 454. But the heat and the Flexall 454 should not be used at the same time. With ice packs, however, it is fine to use Flexall 454 and then apply ice on top of it. And, of course, Flexall 454 is only intended for external use. If swallowed, a poison control center should be contacted immediately. If pain persists for more than 10 days of continuous treatment with Flexall 454, the product should no longer be used and a physician should be consulted.
Flexall 454 sells for about $8.00 for a three oz. (85 gram) plastic bottle. This is an expensive price per ounce but Flexall 454 is effective and those who suffer from muscle pain will likely agree it is money well spent. Flexall 454 cannot eliminate all types of muscle pain and it will barely put a dent in the more extreme pain that some people suffer from. But it is still a good product that penetrates the skin quickly and goes to work on painful muscles within seconds.