Pros: Easy to use, inexpensive, not messy and not taken orally.
Cons: Only con would be that it patches are small and don't cover a large area.
After months of agonizing arm pain I saw the advertisement on TV for salonpas patches. At this point I would have cut my arm off to get rid of the pain if I could. I purchased a box this morning and put 2 on my arm. 8 hours later I can actually lift my arm and pick up small items without wincing in pain. I am looking forward to the potential of actually being able to sleep without worrying that I will move my arm in the night. I have two jobs one doing home care and one which requires using a keyboard and mouse for several hours a day and was worried that I would no longer be able to do my jobs this product has literally turned my life around!