My grandmother was who turned me on to using this. Her natural-preferred doctor recommended it to her and she swore by it for bruises. When I came around, most of my family already also used it and thought that since I experienced joint paint and muscle aches with my health problems that it might be a good fit. Arnicare is now like gold in this household for me. It helps me get up and go no matter what my body has thrown at me. Plus, it helps heal bruises so fast for me that I almost forget I'm accident prone! :)
The gel comes out in a soothing form that feels cool and relieving against skin. I don't experience this same degree of relief with any other pain relief gel- and I've tried many.
It comes in a good size and is so handy for everything. Get some, you truly will not regret it.