The Science of MEDISTIK
Seriously Strong Pain Relief That Works!
Learn how MEDISTIK helps Prevent, Relieve, and Heal muscle and joint pain, inflammation, and arthritis.
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 to help PREVENT, RELIEVE, and HEAL chronic and acute muscle and joint pain, as well as pain from inflammation and arthritis.
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 and delivers longer-term healing by blocking the enzymes that cause inflammation, 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 Roll-on, as it does not have 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.
PREVENT, RELIEVE & HEAL
MEDISTIK works to manage pain by:
1. Reducing Inflammation
2. Increasing Circulation, Oxygen and Blood Flow
3. Blocking Pain Signals to the Brain
4. Long-Lasting Therapeutic Results
Methyl Salicylate, Menthol, Camphor, Peppermint Oil and Eucalyptus Oil are the active ingredients in MEDISTIK products, that PREVENT, RELIEVE and HEAL muscle, joint and pain from arthritis.
Medistik reduces inflammation
MEDISTIK works by targeting the enzymes that cause inflammation, a source of ongoing pain.
When we get injured, enzymes in our 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 our body goes through the healing process and is often present with (or the source of) chronic pain.
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 heals pain by blocking the enzyme processes that cause inflammation.
PRO TIP: By using MEDISTIK before an activity, you will decrease the probability of experiencing pain by reducing the onset of inflammation, relaxing muscles, and increasing circulation, oxygen and blood flow.
MEDISTIK Increases Oxygen and Blood Flow
When we hurt ourselves, the body releases chemicals near the site of an injured blood vessel that causes it to tighten through vasoconstriction. Injury can disrupt our blood supply to the affected tissue, causing depletion of oxygen to certain cells and inhibit healing.
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 and rest. The challenge is that the sensation of pain often continues after we have removed ourselves from a dangerous situation. This sensation creates discomfort and limits our ability to move, stopping us from the movement that may help us rehabilitate and heal.
All MEDISTIK products include active ingredients known as counterirritants that produce a heating or cooling “irritation” by stimulating sensory receptors in the skin. The brain perceives the hot or cold sensations that work to block pain singles coming from our nociceptors (pain receptors). This pain relief process is called the Gate Theory of Pain developed by Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall in 1965.
PRO TIP: Use MEDISTIK Fast-Acting Spray right after experiencing pain for immediate relief and then apply MEDISTIK Long-Lasting Stick to lock in the treatment and achieve longer term, stronger healing affects.
MEDISTIK Provides Long-Lasting Therapeutic Results
MEDISTIK’s Extra-Strength formulas contain Methyl Salicylate, a topical NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) that penetrates the skin to target inflammation at the source of pain. This along with other benefits, such as increasing blood and oxygen flow and blocking pain receptors, helps to improve the recovery and healing of acute injuries, chronic pain and pain caused by arthritis, by decreasing inflammation and increasing range of motion.
MEDISTIK’s Extra-Strength Stick delivers long-lasting results because its paste format locks the ingredients into the skin where it is able to work over an extended period of time.
MEDISTIK is proven to easily integrate with clinical therapies such as physiotherapy, massage, ultrasound, laser, aromatherapy, acupressure, exercise, and joint and spine mobilization.
PRO TIP: MEDISTIK is used by over 4,000 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.