Plenty of ailments create pain, and frequently, traditional pain management techniques aren’t effective. This may be due to side effects or resistance to pharmaceuticals, while some treatments may not be appropriate for long-term use in the case of chronic pain.
Topical ointment and gels, many with cooling or heating properties, have long been used as analgesics to ease the pain and discomfort of conditions like arthritis or sports injuries.
There are plenty of over-the-counter products of this nature, but most contain non-active ingredients including dyes or artificial fragrances. Ortho Jelly was developed as an organic alternative to typical pain relief topicals.
Dr. Timothy Scott Beck recommends Ortho Jelly to a wide range of patients at Life Point Medical, his practice in Clayton, Georgia. Whether your pain is from muscle overuse, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or more, you may benefit from regular applications of Ortho Jelly. Here’s how it works.
The Ortho Jelly formula starts with organic aloe vera, a gel-filled, cactus-like plant that’s well-known as a natural healing agent. It’s full of proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it an ideal base for a topical gel.
As well as an excellent delivery medium for the essential oils and herbals in Ortho Jelly, aloe protects and moisturizes skin, a bonus to the pain-relieving characteristics of the product.
Though Ortho Jelly contains a roster of 29 herbs and essential oils, a key player in the topical pain-relief game is capsaicin, the natural substance that gives chili peppers their hot bite. When used at the site of muscle or joint pain, capsaicin acts as a nerve-blocking agent, changing the way pain signals transmit to the brain.
The action of capsaicin alone often proves effective at reducing pain symptoms resulting from arthritic joint conditions, migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, and more. Other conditions, including diabetes, shingles, and HIV, can cause nerve damage, medically known as neuropathy.
Some neuropathy patients may lose sensation, and others experience phantom pain because of this nerve damage. The capsaicin in Ortho Jelly can reduce pain resulting from neuropathy for some people.
The combination of aloe vera and capsaicin in itself provides a one-two punch that’s often enough to alter your pain experience in positive ways.
Other herbs and essential oils common in pain-relief products also feature in Ortho Jelly. Menthol, peppermint oil, eucalyptus, spearmint oil, and camphor are all included, along with the other organic ingredients that create an effective and great-smelling topical analgesic that doesn’t overpower your nose.
Find out more about adding Ortho Jelly to your pain management plan by contacting Life Point Medical by phone or online. It may be the element that restores pain-free living and mobility to your days. Book your consultation now.