Arnicaeze Arnica Gel for muscle pain and bruising contains Arnica tincture, which is traditionally used in homeopathic medicine to relieve the symptoms of bruising, soft tissue trauma and swelling resulting from training and sporting activities. Arnica is also used to help relieve muscular aches and pains. The gel is quickly absorbed into skin, is odourless and non-greasy, so it won’t stain your clothes.
Use the RICER principle during the first 48–72 hours following a soft tissue injury to encourage healing and reduce inflammation:
R = Rest the injured part, avoiding as much movement as possible. Don’t put any weight on the injured part.
I = Ice the injured area using an ice pack, crushed or cubed ice or a packet of frozen peas wrapped in a clean tea towel. Apply ice to the injured area for 20 minutes every 2 hours. Don’t apply ice directly to skin.
C = Compress the injury using a firm crepe bandage. Make sure that the bandage isn’t too tight.
E = Elevate the injured limb and place it on a pillow for comfort and support.
R = Refer to a healthcare professional such as a doctor or physiotherapist for correct diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.