Arthritis Pain Relief2020-12-02T22:49:29-05:00

REVLEX®
Arthritis Pain Relief

Stop arthritis pain seizing your day

REVLEX® Arthritis Pain Relief’s patented absorption technology helps you move past your pain. A naturally acting odourless roll on, REVLEX® Arthritis Pain Relief is formulated to minimize burning and irritation. Available in a non-greasy and easy to apply roll-on, our patented formula is clinically proven to provide quick relief of arthritis aches and pains – and get you moving about your day.

Get moving with rapid pain relief

High strength capsaicin has been shown to provide rapid pain relief (48% reduction in pain levels) after only 2 days of regular use (vs. 2-4 weeks in regular strength capsaicin products)*

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How It Works

Capsaicin is key to moving about your day

REVLEX® Arthritis Pain Relief’s patented absorption technology contains 0.25% capsaicin; that’s the active component in chili peppers. Formulated to minimize burning and irritation, Capsaicin provides relief of arthritis pain by blocking the pain signals between your joints and brain. It’s the naturally acting roll-on that helps you move past your pain.

REVLEX® uses ‘bubbles of relief’ to get under the skin

Irritation is a common issue for topical capsaicin ointments. To reduce the chance that capsaicin will irritate the surface of your skin, REVLEX® Arthritis Pain Relief encapsulates capsaicin inside a unique carrier technology that REVLEX® calls ‘bubbles of relief’. These encapsulated capsaicin bubbles help avoid skin irritation by penetrating the skin, where it can be most effective at relieving your arthritis pain, deep beneath the skin.

Move about – day in, day out

Because REVLEX® delivers the capsaicin deep beneath the skin to avoid surface irritation, therapy withdrawal is much less likely. Through a reduction of the irritation effect, REVLEX® is able to significantly reduce the pain associated with arthritis as well as, improve the drug’s efficacy and enhance patient compliance. Enjoy relief and the ability to move about your day, every day.

Indications

REVLEX® Arthritis Pain Relief is formulated to relieve arthritis, a condition that effects joints such as wrists, elbows, and knees.

Common symptoms include joint pain, morning stiffness, loss of flexibility, and a grating sensation.

Side effects/ Contraindications/ Drug interactions

  • As capsaicin works to relieve your pain, it may generate heat and/or a burning sensation, especially in the beginning. These sensations will subside with continuous use. If the sensations become bothersome, wash the area using cold water and soap. Apply ice on area briefly if needed.
  • REVLEX® Arthritis Pain Relief doesn’t have any contraindications and will not interact with any medication you may be taking.

Active Ingredients

Capsaicin 0.25% (Topical Analgesic)

Inactive Ingredients

Alcohol, Aqua/water/Eau, BHT, Magnesium Chloride, Oleth-2, Oleth-10, Phosphatidylcholine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Ascorbate.

Directions for use

  • Apply a thin layer over the arthritic joint 1-2 times daily. Don’t rub.
  • This product is recommended for use on: wrists, elbows and knees.
  • Apply on the hip and lower back with caution.
  • Application on the shoulder or neck may lead to discomfort and is NOT recommended.
  • It is recommended to store the bottle in the fridge once it has been opened.

Application Zones

For best results, apply REVLEX® to the suggested application zone that corresponds to your arthritis pain.

When applying REVLEX®, do not apply to wounds and damaged skin or bring into contact with eyes, mouth, nostrils or genitals. Do not bandage tightly; apply with external heat such as an electric pad or apply immediately before or after activities such as bathing, swimming, sunbathing, and strenuous exercise. Avoid inhaling vapors from solution or dried residue; this can result in temporary coughing, sneezing, tearing, throat or respiratory irritation.

Application Zones

For best results, apply REVLEX® to the suggested application zone that corresponds to your arthritis pain.

When applying REVLEX®, do not apply to wounds and damaged skin or bring into contact with eyes, mouth, nostrils or genitals. Do not bandage tightly; apply with external heat such as an electric pad or apply immediately before or after activities such as bathing, swimming, sunbathing, and strenuous exercise. Avoid inhaling vapors from solution or dried residue; this can result in temporary coughing, sneezing, tearing, throat or respiratory irritation.

Treatment Comparatives

REVLEX® Arthritis Pain Relief is formulated to get you moving

REVLEX® is formulated to move fast so you can move about your day sooner. Because it’s a topical roll-on, REVLEX® is easily applied directly to the source of your arthritis pain for quick targeting of your painful joints.

When compared to leading Arthritis Pain Relief ointments and pills, REVLEX® takes first in first-line treatment. There are several topical analgesics and pills to choose from but they don’t all provide the same arthritis relief and convenience of REVLEX®.

Look and compare. Only REVLEX® provides quick, clean and risk free roll-on relief right at the source of your arthritis pain.

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Other Topical Ointments

Odourless non-messy, easy to use roll-on
Non-sticky Some ointments
Does not cause significant skin irritations
Provides quick relief Some ointments

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Pills

Medicine applied directly at source of pain
Has an active ingredient for pain
Has no side-effects on stomach, kidneys or liver
Has no contraindications or drug interactions Some pills

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Other Topical Ointments

Odourless non-messy, easy to use roll-on
Non-sticky Some ointments
Does not cause significant skin irritations
Provides quick relief Some ointments

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Pills

Medicine applied directly at source of pain
Has an active ingredient for pain
Has no side-effects on stomach, kidneys or liver
Has no contraindications or drug interactions Some pills

FAQs

What Is Arthritis?2020-08-25T12:53:13-04:00

The term Arthritis is used to label more than 100 diseases that result in painful inflammation in the joints or other areas of the body. There are two main categories of arthritis (inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis that result in a chronic condition with no known cure.

Who Gets Arthritis?2020-08-25T13:10:22-04:00

Arthritis can affect every age group, gender and ethnic background. Your genetics, age and lifestyle can each play a role in increasing your risk of developing arthritis. Today, 20% of Canadians have arthritis.

How is osteoarthritis diagnosed?2020-08-25T16:36:15-04:00

To provide a diagnosis, your doctor will rely on your medical history, a physical examination, and a number of diagnostic tests such as blood tests and x-rays. If you’re concerned that you may have Arthritis, speaking to your doctor and getting an early diagnosis is critical to improving your treatment outcome.

Is there a cure for arthritis?2020-08-25T16:47:59-04:00

Not yet. There is no known cure for arthritis but there are things you can do. Getting an early diagnosis and starting on the right treatment plan is the first step in taking control of your arthritis and reducing or completely preventing damage to your joints and other tissues.

Is arthritis a health concern in Canada?2020-08-25T16:48:48-04:00

Arthritis is Canada’s most prevalent chronic health condition affecting 1 in 5 Canadians over the age of 15 (6 million Canadians).

Are men or women at greater risk of getting arthritis?2020-08-26T21:02:18-04:00

1 in 4 Canadian women and 1 in 6 Canadian men have arthritis. Women are more likely to have arthritis than men with nearly 60% of all people with arthritis being female.

Does lifestyle play a role in arthritis?2020-08-26T21:03:12-04:00

A substantial number of arthritis sufferers are identified as being overweight or obese and are relatively inactive physically; this adds further unneeded stress to their joints.

Will activity cause joint injury and damage?2020-08-26T21:03:48-04:00

No; stay active. Letting your joints stiffen up will lead to a loss of mobility, and encourage joint pain and possible damage. You need to maintain your joints’ range of motion (flexibility) with low-impact activities that use all of your joints in a wide range of motions. Talk to your doctor about a good exercise program for your arthritis condition, age, and physical capability.

Does my weight affect my arthritis pain?2020-08-26T21:04:14-04:00

Yes, weight can increase arthritis pain. It’s easier to stay active if you’re also a healthy weight. Being at a healthy body weight is a great way to provide relief to painful and inflamed joints. Every pound of extra weight provides greater stress to already compromised joints.

Does cold and heat help with arthritis pain and stiffness?2020-08-26T21:04:40-04:00

Yes, cold and heat can provide temporary pain and stiffness relief. Applying cold will help to reduce the joint swelling by slowing circulation in the area you’re cooling down. Reduced swelling helps regain motion in the joint while the cold numbs the area from pain. Applying heat to the area will increase your circulation and help with blood flow while providing a soothing remedy to pain.

Can I still use alcohol and tobacco with arthritis?2020-08-26T21:05:19-04:00

Smoking and drinking alcohol can both be causes of inflammation and pain related to your arthritis. Tobacco is full of toxins that can cause trauma to the connective tissues while even a seemingly moderate amount of alcohol consumption (1-2 drinks per day) can cause inflammation and increased joint pain from arthritis. Avoiding smoking and consuming alcohol is a recommended relief from additional arthritis pain.

How can I accomplish everyday tasks with arthritis?2020-08-26T21:05:49-04:00

Arthritis can be debilitating disease that is a constant barrier to doing simple everyday tasks that were once routine. Adopting devices designed to assist people with arthritis can aid greatly in regaining access to lost abilities. Tools such as scissors or knives have been redesigned to accommodate the effects of arthritis. Other devices for opening doors, fastening buttons, and every manner of necessity are available.

How do I cope with arthritis at work?2020-08-26T21:06:20-04:00

If your work involves heavy lifting, you should strongly consider the potential for additional pain and damage stemming from your arthritis. Plan your job around mitigation of your arthritis condition. Always consult with your medical health provider if you are concerned about the potential for workplace injury.

If your work is more sedentary or hands off, focus on creating a friendly work environment for your arthritis condition. Seating, posture, inactivity all play a large roll in your comfort. Incorporate your active life-style into your work environment to prevent sedentary behaviour from taking over.

What foods should people with arthritis avoid?2020-10-06T16:30:40-04:00

While arthritis doesn’t have a specific diet to follow, there are foods that should be avoided if you want to reduce your chances of arthritis inflammation and pain. Here are the top 10 foods to avoid if you have arthritis:

  1. Fried Food—You don’t want salt, you don’t want fat, you don’t want artificial preservatives, and you don’t want fried food if you have arthritis. Most people should avoid too much fried food but for people with arthritis, the extra weight fast food can add is more greatly felt by the painful inflammation your joints suffer from arthritis.

 

  1. Processed Sugars—If you like candy, most cereals, doughnuts, sugary drinks, and other food products stacked with sugar, too much of a good thing is a bad thing for most of us but especially if we have arthritis. Too much sugar can cause swelling as a response from our immune system. Processed sugar found in many of the foods, snacks and treats that we eat actually intensify arthritis symptoms.

 

  1. Dairy—Dairy products can be a problem for some arthritis sufferers. We think of milk and other dairy products as being good for our bones but studies have shown that proteins within dairy can cause tissue irritation in the joints of people with arthritis. There are alternatives to consider if dairy causes irritation in your joints. Turning to milk substitutes and plant-based food as a source for your calcium and protein, and always talking to your healthcare provider is a good start to living with arthritis.

 

  1. Alcohol—Even for the healthiest among us, alcohol can have a negative effect on our life. For arthritis sufferers, alcohol introduces a new level of problems. Uric acid, which is found in alcohol, can cause crystals to build-up in the joints causing pain an inflammation. Beyond the physical, alcohol can react negatively with the arthritis medication you may be taking, and can actual cause bleeding in your stomach. Other arthritis drugs intended for arthritis can increase the potential for liver damage when consumed with too much alcohol. Gout is a type of arthritis that strikes the fingers and toes, and has been linked to long-term alcohol consumption.

 

  1. Salt—Too much salt can cause the bloodstream to absorb additional water, beyond what is usual. The swelling of the bloodstream causes the expansion of blood vessels; which can cause increased inflammation in already painful joints. The problem of too much salt arises from arthritis medications that can cause us to retain more salt than usual. Foods like canned, frozen, and convenience foods all contain high levels of salt and should be avoided. A healthy low sodium diet is always best for arthritis sufferers and everyone else.

 

  1. Oils—There are good oils and then there are bad oils. Many good oils deliver essential acids and fats that can be helpful with arthritis. The harmful oils can cause pain and inflammation in the joints, and should be avoided. If you have arthritis, try to avoid oils high in saturated fat such as vegetable, corn, soy, and sunflower oil. These high in saturated fat oils can activate the production of chemicals that increase swelling and inflammation within the body. Use Omega-3 oils such as canola, flaxseed, and grape oil as a substitute.

 

  1. Refined Carbohydrates—To avoid increasing your overall inflammation and making your arthritis worse, consider reducing your consumption of refined carbohydrates like sliced bread. A high glycemic index in these foods causes the body to produce excess advanced glycation end products (AGE products). Refined carbohydrates have been considered to potentially be more responsible obesity and chronic health conditions than fatty foods. Products made with white flour contain refined carbohydrates including crackers, white bread, buns, and most of the baked goods we enjoy everyday.

 

  1. Pizza—Saturated fats found in pizza have been shown to increase the bodies inflammation levels; this can trigger or worsen an arthritis flare-up. Over four percent of a pizza can be made of saturated fat. If you have arthritis, it is recommended that you not get any more than ten percent of your daily calories from saturated fats.

 

  1. MSG—The debate about monosodium glutamate (MSG) is ongoing but there is evidence to suggest that highly processed MSG may have a negative effect on arthritis sufferers by causing greater inflammation in the joints. Where MSG is found naturally, in foods like tomatoes and mushrooms, are typically fine. Try to avoid foods where the MSG is added artificially such as frozen dinners and canned foods. To cut down on MSG, check the ingredients and always look for organic ingredients on the food you do buy. Buying fresh and cooking fresh instead of eating canned or packaged food is a great idea too.

Omega-6 fatty acids—Essential to a healthy diet, Omega-6 fatty acids need to be monitored and not cut out of your diet entirely. Necessary for normal cell and body growth, a balance between Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids is ideal for a healthy you; however, too much Omega-6 can cause inflammation in the joints of arthritis sufferers. Keep an eye on the foods that contain Omega-5 fatty acids such as salad dressings, mayonnaise, vegetable oil, peanut oil, soy-based oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, and corn oil.

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Testimonials

How REVLEX® helps people move about their day

“…Having tried a number of creams that didn’t work I was somewhat skeptical that this would be the one that would give me some relief. I was totally amazed! It works! I can go for longer walks and exercise more during my AquaFit classes. A big thank you. Once again I have quality of life!”
Brampton, ON

L. Huncar

“REVLEX ®Roll-on-Lotion was extremely helpful when applied as a pain reliever. I used the medication/twice a day (morning & night) and found it more beneficial in controlling my lower back pain upper leg pain in the morning than at night.”

M. Trasewich

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Schnitzer. T. et al. (1995). High Strength Capsaicin Cream for Osteoarthritis Pain: Rapid Onset of Action and Improved Efficacy With Twice Daily Dosing. J Clin Rheumatol. 1(5).268-73.
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