The Science of MEDISTIK
Seriously Strong Pain Relief That Works!
Learn how MEDISTIK's three easy to use applications work well on their own, or together as part of the integrated pain management system to help you manage pain.
The Strong One
Many people are frustrated with topical pain relievers because most analgesics only contain small amounts of active ingredients called counterirritants whose only purpose is to temporarily mask pain for short-term relief.
MEDISTIK goes beyond masking pain. MEDISTIK PRIMES your body by attacking pain and inflammation so you can PERFORM at your best, then RESTORES your muscles and joints for long-lasting relief.
MEDISTIK’s high percentage of active ingredients and its use of Methyl Salicylate, a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), helps to provide immediate relief by blocking pain signals. This delivers longer-term healing by blocking the enzymes that cause inflammation, the main cause of pain, while increasing blood and oxygen flow, relaxing tight muscles and enabling mobility. Combined, the medical action and strength of MEDISTIK’s powerful formula of ingredients provides long-term pain relief that works.
Safe & Easy to Use
MEDISTIK is simply applied to the skin, directly targeting affected muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints.
MEDISTIK is safe to use and does not have the internal or gastrointestinal side effects found in many oral or injected Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). MEDISTIK is a strong alternative to oral medications.
CAUTION: If you are allergic to salicylates (Aspirin), please use our Ice Natural Roll-on, as it does not contain Methyl Salicylate.
MEDISITK is very easy to use, without messy creams or getting the product on your hands, thanks to our stick, spray or roll-on applicators. There is no need to worry about washing hands or having water available. Just apply and go.
The Science of Pain
Pain can be our body’s best friend and worst enemy. It can save us from additional harm and cause us unbearable discomfort and immobility.
As our friend, pain acts as an early warning signal when injured. It alerts our body that something is wrong and protects us from repeated injury or more serious damage. At the same time, inflammation is triggered and oxygen and blood are routed to the site of injury. This is our body’s way of protecting and healing itself.
Pain can also be our enemy because it hurts, seizes up our muscles, creates inflammation and stops us from moving, which can often be essential to healing. With some types of chronic pain, the body’s pain system malfunctions, causing us severe unnecessary or excessive ongoing pain and inflammation.
Causes of pain include injury from trauma or shock, repetitive motion or overuse; muscle strains, soreness, pulls or tears; improper warm up and cool down; poor form and posture; stress and tension; autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis; neurological and muscle disorders; infection; obstructed blood flow, or drug side effects.
PRIME, PERFORM & RESTORE
MEDISTIK works to manage pain by:
1. Reducing inflammation at the source
2. Increasing circulation, oxygen and blood flow
3. Blocking pain signals to the brain
4. Restoring muscles and joints
Methyl Salicylate, Menthol, Camphor, Peppermint Oil and Eucalyptus Oil are the active ingredients in MEDISTIK products, that prime your muscle and joints to help you perform at your best by attaching pain and inflammation and restoring your body for lasting relief.
Medistik reduces inflammation
MEDISTIK works by targeting the enzymes that cause inflammation, the number one source of pain throughout the body.
When you get injured, enzymes in your body create chemicals that cause pain and inflammation, often experienced as redness, swelling, and warmth as blood rushes to deliver oxygen to the area. Painful inflammation can last many days as your body goes through the healing process.
Methyl Salicylate (the main ingredient in Aspirin) is an organic compound. It is a key active ingredient in our Extra Strength Dual Action Stick and Spray. Methyl Salicylate is a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that decreases inflammation by blocking the enzyme processes that cause inflammation and pain.
PRO TIP: By using MEDISTIK before an activity, you will lower the possibility of experiencing pain by priming and relaxing your body and reducing the onset of inflammation.
MEDISTIK Increases Oxygen and Blood Flow
When you hurt yourself, the body releases chemicals near the site of an injured blood vessel that causes it to tighten. Injury can disrupt the blood supply to the affected tissue, reducing flow of oxygen to these cells.
Tight muscles, stiff joints, and old injuries all require an increase in blood flow to help manage pain. Oxygen and nutrient rich blood help promote healing and increases tissue extensibility.
Applied directly to the area of pain, MEDISTIK’s active ingredients cause vasodilation. This action opens up blood vessels to increase blood and oxygen flow to the affected area and attracts reparative cells. Tight muscles relax, while stiff joints regain some range of motion and scar tissue from old injuries can begin to break up. Our body’s level of stress is reduced, helping to accelerate pain relief and the healing process.
PRO TIP: By using MEDISTIK before a therapeutic activity, such as massage, physiotherapy and stretching/mobility exercises, MEDISTIK increases mobility, enabling deeper and more effective treatment.
MEDISTIK Blocks Pain Signals
When you are injured, local nerve cells send pain signals to the spinal cord and brain, telling us to stop what we are doing. The challenge is that the sensation of pain often continues even after you removed yourself from a painful situation. This sensation creates discomfort and limits your ability to move, stopping you from the movement that may help you recover.
All MEDISTIK products include active ingredients known as counterirritants that produce a heating or cooling “irritation” by stimulating sensory receptors in the skin to block those pain signals. This pain relief process is called the Gate Theory of Pain discovered by Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall in 1965.
PRO TIP: Use MEDISTIK Fast-Acting Spray right after experiencing pain. The Spray delivers immediate relief through a cooling sensation, while also absorbing into the muscles and joints to directly address inflammation. Then apply MEDISTIK Long-Lasting Extra Strength Stick to lock in the treatment for lasting recovery.
MEDISTIK Provides Lasting Therapeutic Results
MEDISTIK products directly address inflammation, the main source of pain. This along with other benefits, such as increasing blood flow and blocking pain signals, assists your body before and after activity, as well as aid in therapy and rehabilitation.
MEDISTIK easily integrates with clinical therapies such as physiotherapy, massage, ultrasound, laser, aromatherapy, acupressure, exercise, and joint and spine mobilization. Ask your clinician about using MEDISTIK in your treatment!
PRO TIP: MEDISTIK is used by over 4,500 health care professionals who tell us that by applying MEDISTIK before a treatment, they are able to work deeper and more effectively with their patients. They also highly recommend MEDISTIK for home pain self-management in between treatments.