The pain from Snapping Hip Syndrome can often be quite severe. In fact, it can be so excruciating, that some sufferers of SHS may resort to over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory pills, or possibly prescription medication in some cases. Without going too in-depth on the risks and liabilities of these types of medications, it is safe to say that they should only be used as a last resort (for example if your next step is surgery). However, there is another way to fight SHS and inflammation/pain without resorting to pills. Topical, analgesic solutions are gaining wide popularity for those who suffer from Snapping Hip Syndrome and a variety of other inflammation and pain disorders. These topical creams/lotions/ointments are on the rise for being a safe, effective, and inexpensive way to battle your SHS. The anti-inflammatory properties that are included in some topical analgesics have the ability to reduce the amount of inflammation in the body, thus reducing the amount of pain that you feel. Topical solutions that have specific types of ingredients listed, that are known to fight inflammation are your best bet. Most products like this contain menthol because of its ability to soothe pain. If you find a really good topical pain reliever, it should contain more than just Menthol. You may find one that contains ingredients such as Capsicum, Chondroitin, Willow Bark, Arnica, Aloe Vera, Emu Oil, etc. Emu Oil is known to permeate the skin fast and has the ability to carry other anti-inflammatory ingredients along with it. Emu oil dives in deep through the epidermis and dermis and into the bloodstream quicker and is a safe and natural way to help stop inflammation from the inside out. There are a variety of topical analgesics available on the market, but they are not all created equal. When you're shopping around, consider looking at the list of "inactive" ingredients that are included in a topical relief solution.
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