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7767 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2009 4:16 PM by Cindyd32 RSS
~Coach Dave~ Expert 43 posts since
Feb 17, 2009
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Jun 26, 2009 1:19 PM

BioFreeze, Good or Bad

I did a quick search on the running forums and I'm kind of surprised I didn't find more info on BioFreeze. Does anyone use it; does it work; any suggestions on where I can get the lowest price?

 

 

 

 

 

I'm still rehabing my shin splints and my foot doc suggested that I use BioFreeze before my run. I was about to buy some online when it dawned on my that I should post here to learn more before I do

 

 

Thanks to all!!





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  • Nutrition Tara Community Moderator 41 posts since
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    1. Jun 26, 2009 1:54 PM (in response to ~Coach Dave~)
    Re: BioFreeze, Good or Bad

     

    I know a lot of people that use BioFreeze and absolutley love it.  I have used it a few times and it does great things for my muscles but also gives me a horrible rash.  I would start with a small order so you can make sure you don't have a reaction to it!

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Active Toby Active.com Staff 1,559 posts since
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    2. Jun 26, 2009 1:58 PM (in response to ~Coach Dave~)
    Re: BioFreeze, Good or Bad

    Our high school training room use to freeze dixie cups with a water / biofreeze mixture to use on shin splints. It worked wonderfully well. Give it a try, let us all know!





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  • Timbonole Amateur 24 posts since
    Apr 10, 2009
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    4. Jun 27, 2009 7:58 AM (in response to ~Coach Dave~)
    Re: BioFreeze, Good or Bad

     

    I've had it around for a while now; it does a good job of knocking back my occasional hip pain.

     

     

    Was digging around in my travel bag after a marathon a few weeks back and noticed a sample pack I'd picked up at some 5K or other. I basically emptied the thingshins, quads, hips, even neck and shouldersa bit of a self-massage, if you will. It worked wonders. Probably could've accomplished the same or better with the recommended ice bath, but I just can't bring myself to do that...

     

     

  • Nutrition Tara Community Moderator 41 posts since
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    6. Jun 29, 2009 10:16 AM (in response to ~Coach Dave~)
    Re: BioFreeze, Good or Bad

     

    I use an arinica gel for sore and pulled muscles.  I have found that it doe wonders for my soreness and really helps my recovery time.  It's an over-the-counter homeopathic remedy that you should be able to find at most health food stores.  Here's a link to the specific brand I use but I'm sure most arnica gels will do the trick:

     

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Boericke-Tafel-Arniflora-Arnica-2-75/dp/B000Z5OHOK

     

     

     

     

     






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  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,332 posts since
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    7. Jun 29, 2009 12:55 PM (in response to Nutrition Tara)
    Re: BioFreeze, Good or Bad

     

    I ran the Disney World Marathon in January with a sore heel (not PF) and they had BioFreeze at the aid stations. It worked great on sore muscles, did nothing for my heel.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • runnerkg Rookie 1 posts since
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    8. Jul 1, 2009 7:10 PM (in response to ~Coach Dave~)
    Re: BioFreeze, Good or Bad

    I use Biofreeze for all soreness and injuries to joints. I buy mine from my chiropractor so you might check and see if someone locally sells it. An 8 oz. bottle is usually around $20. I haven't had any problems with it, just make sure you wash your hands well after use.

  • ragamuffinruns Pro 115 posts since
    Jul 17, 2008
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    10. Jul 5, 2009 4:24 PM (in response to ~Coach Dave~)
    Re: BioFreeze, Good or Bad

    I love it but it is just a topical!  It won't heal a major problem but it does sometimes get me through a day!  My skin tolerates it well





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  • ragamuffinruns Pro 115 posts since
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    12. Jul 10, 2009 3:16 PM (in response to ~Coach Dave~)
    Re: BioFreeze, Good or Bad

    You've got that right!    Let me know if you find a good outlet for the stuff - at my age sometimes I feel like taking a bath in it! (ONLY joking - don't start writing about how bad it would be...) Yikes! Hope your rehab is going well, Blessings, Ragz





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  • Cindyd32 Pro 64 posts since
    May 13, 2009
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    14. Nov 3, 2009 4:16 PM (in response to ~Coach Dave~)
    Re: BioFreeze, Good or Bad

    I have used Wintercrest which is all natural remedy and will not only releave pain but will help you heal faster.  A little goes a long way.





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