How does Capsaicin help relieve pain?
Capsaicin produces pain relief by blocking transmission of pain signals along certain nerve fibers (c-fibers) that carry these signals to the brain. After application of PainBloc24® to the affected area, capsaicin penetrates the skin and works by binding to specialized receptors on these nerve fibers, causing them to become activated, which produces an initial, temporary heat sensation. When the activation with capsaicin is prolonged, it causes the receptor to overload and it becomes inactive for the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Once this happens, it takes weeks for the inactivated nerve fiber to regain the ability to transmit pain signals to the brain, providing long lasting relief. Because of the way PainBloc24® works, pain relief increases gradually with continued use, until it reaches its maximum effect after several days of daily applications.
How soon should I expect pain relief when using PainBloc24®?
Pain relief builds with daily use of PainBloc24®. You may start to feel some relief within several hours after the application of PainBloc24® to the skin over the painful area (such as a knee). The capsaicin in PainBloc24® works to deactivate certain nerve fibers that send pain signals to the brain. The maximum pain reducing effect will be established after several days of daily applications. So, it’s important to continue using the product as recommended to receive maximum pain relief.
How long does the pain relief from the use of PainBloc24® last?
When used as directed, PainBloc24® works around the clock, 24 hours a day, to help relieve arthritis pain with just 1-2 applications of the product every day. Usually, the degree of relief increases daily for the first several days of use.
Can I use other external patch, cream, or gel pain treatments at the same time?
You should not use any external topical pain treatment (e.g., patch, cream, or gel) at the same time when you are using PainBloc24®. You should also not tightly wrap or bandage the treated area or use with a heating pad.
Can I use other oral analgesics such as pills or tablets at the same time?
Yes. You can continue to take oral analgesic products while using PainBloc24®.
What can I use the PainBloc24® product for?
PainBloc24® can be used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with:
- simple backache
- muscle strains
How often can I use PainBloc24®?
You should apply PainBloc24® daily, every 12 to 24 hours. Do not use more than twice a day.
How do I apply the PainBloc24® product?
Adults 18 years and older should apply PainBloc24® to the skin over the affected area using the roller ball applicator until the area is visibly moist and allow it to dry. The roller ball applicator may need a bit of priming to dispense the PainBloc24® product. Do not touch the roller ball and the PainBloc24® product. Replace cap tightly on the bottle and wash your hands with soap and water after each application.
Where can I apply PainBloc24®?
The PainBloc24® product should only be applied directly to the skin over the affected area, avoiding contact with eyes, mouth and genitals (any mucous membranes). Do not apply to wounds, damaged, broken or irritated skin (e.g., sunburned or blistered skin).
How long do I need to leave PainBloc24® on prior to washing it off and how long should I wait before showering, swimming or exercising?
It is recommended to leave the PainBloc24® product on for at least 30 minutes prior to washing it off. Use a washcloth and cool water to wash off the product, and be sure to wash your hands after washing off PainBloc24®. You may shower, swim or exercise after you have washed off PainBloc24®.
Should I apply a little or a lot of the PainBloc24® product?
The recommended amount of PainBloc24® to be applied is to cover the affected area using the roller ball applicator until the area is visibly moist. A thin, visible layer of PainBloc24® product is adequate. Do not over apply or flood the skin with PainBloc24® product. The roller ball applicator may need a bit of priming to dispense the PainBloc24® product. Do not touch the roller ball and the PainBloc24® product. Replace cap tightly on the bottle and wash your hands with soap after each application.
Can I bandage the area that has been treated with PainBloc24®?
No. Do not bandage tightly or cover the treated area and do not use PainBloc24® with a heating pad. Keep the PainBloc24® applied area cool and dry.
If I have sunburned, blistered, cut or damaged skin, can I apply PainBloc24®?
No. Do not apply to wounds, damaged, broken or irritated skin.
Why am I feeling a burning sensation? Is that ok?
A temporary mild to moderate burning sensation may occur at the site of application. This can be viewed as a confirmation that the capsaicin in PainBloc24® is working to provide the intended effect. This is a normal initial effect of the capsaicin and the burning sensation generally stops after a few days of use. If the treated area heats up due to shower or exercise, you may feel a mild to moderate burning sensation.
Can I exercise and engage in other physical activity after applying PainBloc24®?
Heat and capsaicin do not go well together. Stay in a cool, dry place after application of the PainBloc24® product. Do not go out in the sun or engage in strenuous exercise that can elevate body temperature within at least 1 hour after application of the product. Any activity that could increase the temperature of or around the PainBloc24® application site should be avoided as it may cause a mild to moderate burning sensation. Do not use the PainBloc24® product with a heating pad or any other heat sources. If you plan to exercise while you are using PainBloc® daily, exercise first, cool down, and then apply PainBloc24®. Otherwise wait at least 1 hour after the application before exercising.
Where is the PainBloc24® product made?
The PainBloc24® product is manufactured in the United States.
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Where can I buy PainBloc24®?
Currently the PainBloc24® product can be purchased at www.painbloc24.com, but our distribution is growing quickly. So check back soon for more information on where to buy options.