Uses of different patches

The impact of pain patches on the body has been measured by the use of a technology called thermography when the local area on the body is experiencing inflammation, the temperatures are raised due to rapid flow of blood to the place in attempt to protect the body from foreign substances. Some of the chemicals in the blood cause a leak into the affected tissues which in turn results into a swelling. Pain patches make up about 50% of analgesics. The statistics can be found onĀ curb pain by reducing inflammation as opposed to opioids which work by affecting the nervous system to numb the pain signals to the brain.Pain patches are administered in different ways; most people only need to use the patches for a few days or weeks at most though most physicians advise for completion the whole prescription for best and long lasting results. Arthritis patches.These cream work to curb pain discomfort in many different ways;


The commonly used ones havementhol, eucalyptus oil extracts, camphor, wintergreen oil, eugenol extract from cloves and turpentine oil. When applied to the skin/affected place they cause a cold or burning sensation which in turn helps to sooth athritis pain.


This is a compound derived from cayenne pepper and it is used for topical pain medication. Not to mention that it is an over the counter patch that has probably been st the most studied. It works by warming the skin where applied over the joint which in turn blocks a substance p temporarily

Substance P

serves the purpose of delivering pain signal to the neural system. lt has proved to be effective in two trials; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. These patch comes in handy as a useful therapy for some people. When administering the patch, it is important to wear plastic protective gloves to avoid getting into the eyes.


This is a compound related to asprin and it is found in some athritis patches and like the rest it works as a pain reliever. Using it helps avoid some of the. Allergic effects that arise from asprin intake by mouth to the digestive system. However there has no clear explanation as to how it works in response to pain. All that is known is that it works.


This is another alternative pain remedy for athritis. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals to the brain. lt works as an anaesthesia_ an agent for numbing sensation. In 2015 a study of 143 patients with osteoarthritis of the knees proved that in 12 weeks of using the drug (applied once daily)

There was a 40% improvement when they used lidoderm patch for athritis. Hence considered a great pain reliever.Athritis pain patches are in most cases tolerant but could some times have mild side effects like redness and burning at the local place. If this happens there is need to see the doctor or discontinue use. Extreme allergies could be respiratory problems, shutting of the throat, lips swelling. If this happens seek emergency medical attention as the above mentioned signs could be fatal. Pain patches are used commonly around the globe and most of them work. Remeber to check for the expiry date.