It is anti-inflammatory and a pain relief and instead of taking it
internally it is rubbed on - if I know I'm going to strain my feet
unreasonably, I'll put it on before the event - it means no pain during or
after (I have had arthritis in my big toe joint and bunions since I was 20).
In case of strains etc, where not feeling the pain can cause a worsening of
the damage, I put it on at night, where the anti-inflammatories will work,
but where I'm not putting a strain on the injury by moving too much.
Of course you have to read the instructions so as not to take it if you have
an underlying health condition.
From: Norma or Mike Briggs [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 05 August 2011 17:06
Subject: Re: Controversial View - footwear
For some mysterious reason, ibuprofen gel is not sold in the US. I did an
internet order for a couple tubes from a pharmacy in Thunder Bay, ON,
though, and I agree with Pia that's it's a wonder-drug (I was going to say
panacea, but it's useless for myopia).