My wife suffers from back problems from time to time and also with neck pain, so on a visit to the Doctor she was given a prescription for Movelat pain relief gel. She got it straight away from the chemist and just hoped it would help ease some of the pain since normal painkillers were ineffective.
In my wife had had to purchase this she would have been expected to pay in the region of £6 to £7, which I find quite a lot for what it is. It is in fact a clear glistening gel with a soothing smell coming from it. The smell is faint, but clearly evident. It is very cold when first applied, but this soon elapses with body heat. She had found in not to great at helping her conditions so I decided to try it on some muscle pain I had in my leg.
I'd tried Deep Heat, Ibuprofen, and Paracetamol all to no avail so I was a bit hopeful that this might relieve my slight discomfort and pain. I too found it quite cool on application and waited in anticipation for the treatment to kick in. The cool feeling had gone, but the pain still was there. So the both of us had tried this expensive treatment and we both had found it to be a complete failure, and in consequence returned to our normal form of painkiller.
A few weeks later my son had muscle pain and he also decided to try it out. Once again no measurable results apart from the quite nice cooling at the first application. I have tried other gels or creams since and also found them not to be nearly as effective as pills, capsules or tablets. So in future I shall be seeking medical advice for something stronger as did my wife who eventually got some pills, which helped much more than the non functioning expensive cream.
I guess at the end of the day its you Donald Duck if something is going to work or not, but I think that certainly for an outlay of £7 you might be right in assuming that some kind of relief might be forthcoming. It wasn't for any of the three of us so my conclusion has to be that this stuff simply doesn't work, so my recommendation is that this isn't worth the money, see the Doc and get something which might work.
I suffer from arthritic pain in my wrists and knees. At times it is so bad that I can't sleep or move around very well so when a friend told me that Movelat works for her I thought I would try it. It did relive the pain, not totally, but at least it was bearable but I developed an itchy skin rash. I thought that if I had a choice between joint pain and an itchy rash I'd opt for the rash. The next day I had very sore skin where I'd applied the cream and there was a patch of small blisters. I've stopped using the cream for now but if the pain gets really bad again I think I would still use it inspite of the skin reaction. You can buy this product in a chemist without a prescription but you should seek medical advice if you have asthma. Take care if you have sensitive skin, you will have to weight up the benefits against the drawbacks!
I have suffered with rheumatic pain for many years now.The myth that only the elderly suffer from this painful condition is so wrong as I was only 18 years old when I first found out that I had the problem. The pain was terrible and I could not sleep or carry anything heavy for ages. My doctor gave me a prescription for movelat cream,Its great! You massage 2-6 inches of cream into the affected area up to four times a day. Movelat is an anti-imflammatory and analgesic preparation for relief of muscular pain,stiffness,sprains and strains and the pain due to rheumatic arthritic conditions. If you suffer from asthma like I do ask your doctor first also if you are pregnant. The winter months are here and my medicine cabinet has a large tube ready and waiting. I will not suffer from that horrible pain again not while I have movelat to fight back for me! You can buy movelat from your chemist and is well worth every penny.
Movelat Relief Gel is a mild to moderate anti-inflammatory and analgesic rub for the symptomatic relief of muscular pain and stiffness.