Hikers that experience ankle, heel or foot pain will be excited to learn this hot hiking tip: a holistic “Green” product has been formulated to address the maladies of their tired doggies. After a recent bushwhacking hike through some of Arizona’s toughest back country, this trekker experienced a re-occurrence of heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. After returning home, Topricin Foot Therapy Cream was applied to both heels in the fashion recommended by the product’s makers. (See below.)
The pain relief and healing cream was selected by Healthy Holistic Living as a Top Green Product of 2012. The chemical-free Topricin Foot Therapy Cream provided pain relief within five minutes of application by this writer. Topical BioMedics, Inc., maker of the green product claims that the foot cream is perfect for sports injuries including:
- plantar fasciitis,
- Achilles tendonitis,
- leg cramps and
- shin splints.
Safe for diabetics, the homeopathic foot therapy cream is also used to treat gouty arthritis, heel pain, heel spurs, peripheral neuropathic pain and neuroma.
Heels were probed by hiker's fingers to find the location of the pain. The non-greasy cream was amply applied to the sore areas of the “barking dogs” and then massaged into the skin. At the first treatment, pain relief was evident within five minutes. The cream was reapplied before bedtime.
“Topricin offers an innovative approach to relieving pain through enhanced healing. Its natural medicines help balance the body’s healing process, assisting the body to drain toxins and fluid build-up from the affected pain area(s) and restoring oxygen-rich blood flow, thus supporting optimum healing,” reports Topical BioMedics, Inc. located in Rhinebeck, NY.
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Since this experience, the hiker added the cream to the first-aid kit that she carries in her backpack. She plans to try out the product on her next airplane trip to test the claim that Topricin Foot Therapy Cream eliminates airline travelers’ swollen ankles. Stay tuned for that upcoming review in April.
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