No matter how old you are, if you play golf you’ve probably experienced some sort of aches and/or pains while playing this great sport. If you haven’t well, trust me, you will. There’s a lot of different remedies on the market to address these aches and pains but are any of them effective let alone portable to keep in your golf bag without potentially getting all over the place? Well there’s a product called Biofreeze that already has a strong following in the golfing community however it’s changed slightly since it was first introduced. How so? Check it out.
Did You Know?– Biofreeze was first introduced to the world by a medical professional who was searching for a way to help his grandmother manage her arthritis pain.
• Ultra portable
• No mess application
• Provides pain relief to sore muscles, eases back/shoulder/neck pain, reduces ankle/knee/hip/elbo pain
• Easy disposal
Biofreeze single come in small, single packets barely bigger than a postage stamp. This makes them extremely portable and easy to stash in you bag or even in your pockets. If you want to keep them in your golf bag but fear that they may get lost amongst all the things you already have in your bag, the box that they come on is relatively small as well and should be able to keep the little packets of cooling goodness separate from everything else while easily dispensing them.
Testing Biofreeze was pretty simple. Find a part of my body that hurt, apply Biofreeze, see what happens. The little packets are really easy to use. You take one and pinch it in half between your index finger and thumb which breaks the seal where the solution is which gets absorbed onto the small, gauze-like pad. The solution goes on virtually odorless, no mess, and with a fast rate of absorption. There’s a good amount of the solution as well so you don’t need to worry about using multiple packets to cover and area unless you’re really hurting. I always found one packet to be enough for whatever aches and pains I was experiencing at the time. As I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed that no matter how much I try to take care of my body I still end up with some aches and pains. Usually those aches and pains are centered around my shoulders, ankles, lower back, and wrists. I’ve never bothered using any sort of topical treatment for these ailments and while I take prescription medications for some of these ailments, I still ache. I decided to test out Biofreeze two ways, during a round of golf and after a round of golf. While the end result was primarily the same, how I got to that end result was different.
During my testing period I paid attention to where my aches and pains first started to appear and tried to remedy them mid-round. As the aches and pains intensified, out came the Biofreeze. When you stop and first apply it to your body, you don’t really feel anything at all. However when you start to move around again you feel the air almost ‘activate’ the cooling feature of the solution which provides immediate and comfortable relief, albeit for a small period of time. When I applied it to my normal trouble areas listed above, it seemed like the constant motion of me walking or swinging didn’t give the Biofreeze time to really absorb into the area and get to work. I’d feel good initially but then after a bit I’d still experience some pain but not as much as I had before putting it on. This was especially true on muscles that were in constant motion which didn’t seem to allow the solution to absorb in fully to do its job.
Where Biofreeze was really ‘cool’ was when I applied it to trouble spots after a round when I was at rest after a round of golf. This is where I could really feel it go to work on me. After the solution dried on my skin I could feel the area where I applied it subtly getting cooler and the pain going away. This was very helpful in my main trouble areas of the lower back, ankles, neck and shoulders. These areas get the most abuse from me so they got the most treatment and the Biofreeze always lived up to the task. Now it wasn’t the ultimate cure like a solid days rest would be like or even a massage but in the realm of ‘instant, temporary relief’ this is king and a great solution. Joint pain and muscle pain are treated equally well by Biofreeze and that means good things for golfers.
For those who do not want to go through the hassle of using creams, etc that could get all over your bag, glove, grips, etc. Biofreeze is a really good alternative. It’s not a complete cure-all but it’s hard to argue with the temporary and portable relief that Biofreeze can offer to a golfer experiencing pain out on the course or range. Log onto www.biofreeze.com to see where your nearest practioner is in your respective area that carries these 10 packet retail boxes. Relief is only a pinch away for you. It won’t take the pain away from playing a bad round but it will take the pain away associated with that bad round for you.