Deep Heat vs Deep Freeze

After a few years wonderful service (In the past), I seem to have more bloody health problems than gongs.

One of these lovely problems is to do with arse cheek muscle, mainly having less in the left side than the right, this came from bloody riding school many years ago. This causes the thigh muscle to trap the nerve (as the left arse cheek doesn't have enough muscle to constantly cope witht he pressures on it. Only happens every couple of years but it hurts and drastically slows me down.

I've used Deep freeze before, rather than Deep heat, mainy due to the smell of deep heat, but the main question is which is better? Or is there actually a difference?

I only use it so I can stand up straight (which becomes a problem) and then walk around to stretch my back and thigh off. So it's a 10 minute rub on and then good for a couple of hours after I've stretched it off.



Tiger Balm is the way foward, get it from Boots, amazing stuff - just don't play any sex games with it! ouch!
From my experience from rugby, Deep Freeze and Deep Heat serve to do completely separate things.

Deep Freeze is used to try and stop swellings, lighten knocks "freezes" (cools down) the skin/muscles/tendons etc.

If you need a good warm up to aid the movement of muscles, then Deep Heat is your friend. Use it to complement a decent rub and stretch routine. Yes it smells, but I guess you just have to put up with it. Under clothes it can barely be detected. Just make sure you wash your hands before you go for a piss.......
Mmmm Deep Heat, just been applying some after a long run. Doubt it will help the PF but love the smell.
I would go for the heat option. My lower back is a particular mess at the moment from long term damage and it responds best to warmth (and super strength opiates that leave me sluring!). My physio informed me that the rule of thumb is warm for old problems, cold for new. However it really comes down to whatever works best for you.

A good deep tissue massage might also help.
I think deep it is then - Fairmaid, the sight of you rubbing deep heat might be a sensual one, but the smell? Well's that's worse than Grimsby docks!
As far as I am aware deep heat is for muscular. Deep freeze is for joints and ligaments.

Agree however that Tiger Balm is better than deep heat.
white tiger balm did the trick when i tore my calf muscle and still had a lot of miles to tab. think tesco stock it
Ok, Ok, Ok, I'll try the tiger balm! I suppose it's worth a shot. Better than PG's idea, not that I'm overly keen on my toes, but mainly because they're hairy.
My quack recently told me that what you're doing is inviting further injury by trying to mask it. You need to feel the discomfort to know whether what you're doing is making it worse or not. I think its a valid point you should consider.

Other answer:

If your arrse cheeks can't take the constant pressure you're putting them under you need to readdress the activities in your private life.
Are you trying to achieve pain relief? Deepheat and Freeze sprays affect the blood flow to the area of application. Chances are this wont affect pain. What Hex said above is correct, you need to feel the pain to understand your body's limitations. If you do indeed want pain relief, try the Ibuprofen gel...

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Ibuprofen also acts to reduce inflammation.


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