As we deal with our pain from the game we love, our methods of therapy vary. As Wimbledon approaches the final rounds, we find ourselves playing more aggressively much like our favorite picks. Do we know when to draw the line if an injury is too bad? Or do we try to play through it hoping the injuries will miraculously go away?
The most common of our remedies have included icing, stretching, strength training, and of course the addictive remedy of choice, the Topical Pain Reliever, China Gel.
No doubt about it, I love China Gel! Not because I’m Chinese, actually I’m not even Chinese, though some people think I am, rather it is the enhancing healing sensation China Gel brings to my body that attracts me the most. The main points of application for China Gel have been my Iliotibial band (IT) Band, back, arm, and most commonly, my shoulder. I have nothing but praises toward this gel.
Not only does this gel help me feel better, it has given our office the added aroma of minty joy. Kind of like a Mojito or Mentos – the fresh maker! The usage of China Gel not only fills our office with its mint-like smell, but the hallways we walk through as well. Of course there are other topical gels out there such as Tiger Balm or Ben-Gay, which I used in my younger days, but my China Gel preference inevitably comes down to the non-greasy feel and use of herbal remedies.
There’s something addictive about this greaseless gel that makes me feel complete after a hard tennis session. It isn’t the only thing I rely on to calm my pains, but it definitely helps therapeutically. What remedies are you using to help you through the pain?