My job requires a large range of motion. I move all day--standing, walking, bending, lifting, crouching, stretching tall, and never sitting still for long. Recently I went from part-time to full-time, and began to feel for the first time what all that movement can do to a body!
My biggest side effect was an incredible stiffness in my lower back. I could usually make it through the day, but by the time I got home, my lower back was in so much pain that I would almost cry just bending over to take off my shoes. And once I laid down in bed, there was no getting back up! I could barely move.
A solution was definitely in order, so I looked for a good muscle rub at the grocery store. I ended up choosing Rub A535 because it is a well-known brand, and because it came in an odorless formula. Not having used a product like this before, I did not know what to expect, but I knew for sure that I didn't want to smell bad! =)
Well, I was very impressed. I consider this product to be a miracle in a tube.
The first evening I got my husband to rub my back with a small amount before we went to bed. At first, there was no indication of whether or not it was working. The cream does not heat up or tingle, and there is not even a hint of a medicinal smell. I had no idea if it had helped or not... that is, until I got up the next morning. I woke up completly pain-free, and had full range of motion once again. Best of all, this lasted all day long. I didn't need to reapply again until bedtime.
My husband later tried it on his stiff shoulders, and was just as impressed as I was.
Other pros of this muscle rub is that it only requires a small amount to work, it does not leave skin feeling sticky, and doesn't stain clothing or bedding.
I have nothing bad to say about this product. It's the best five bucks we've spent in a long time!