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Best Topical Pain Relief Cream With Arnica

Arnica flower with yellow petals and green leaves.

ARNICA IS A POWERFUL PLANT FOR PAIN!

Best Topical Pain Relief Cream With Arnica

If you are like me and have arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis or muscle cramps, you may have tried many things for pain relief. Every tube and tub claims to have a revolutionary pain relieving ingredient. Some are strong smelling, some burn or tingle or make your skin feel like it is freezing. Some are greasy and get all over your clothes or leave blue color from dyes! It is a mess and so frustrating.

I have found my holy grail of pain relief in a tube and it is not what everyone else seems to be selling. In my opinion (and there are many thousands of reviewers that agree) arnica is the best ingredient for topical pain relief. I have successfully used arnica in cream and gel form for pain relief for muscles, tendons, skin and all sorts of conditions.

How Does Arnica Relieve Pain?

Arnica is a flower called Arnica montana and it known as Mountain daisy. It is a pretty little flower that grows wild in high elevation meadows in Europe and Siberia as well as North America. As an active ingredient in pain relieving products, arnica is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory which reduces swelling and bruising. It really works! When I put it on, I feel better almost instantly. It doesn’t look like it could do much, as a simple little plant, but this stuff is amazing. It has been used for centuries with similar results as willow bark (the source of aspirin) and modern ibuprofen. For just a few dollars you can give it a try yourself!

Why I Love Arnica Cream and Gel

  • It is non-greasy
  • It does not have a strong smell
  • It WORKS!
  • It is all natural
  • It does not have artificial dyes or perfumes
  • You can use as much as you want and as often as you want!
  • It does not have any side effects that I have seen or felt.
  • It works for sensitive skin!
  • It instantly calms hot, inflammed skin.

What Brand of Arnica Should I Get?

I have had good luck with Arnicare brand arnica cream and gel as well as Hylands Muscle Therapy Muscle Relief Gel. I use these every day. Both brands have a long and proud history of producing quality, natural treatments.

Arnicare Cream. The Best Topical Pain Relief Cream With Arnica!

Click the image link below to read about arnica and see how it is harvested by hand and produced! Quality is key in this product.

Did you see the 3,111 comments and reviews?! That is impressive and clearly this is a product that has been used by many, many thousands of happy customers since most people don’t bother to leave comments! This is an “Amazon’s Choice” product due to high ratings, low returns and number of orders.

Long History of Quality Pain Relief

Boiron was started by twin brothers named Henri and Jean Boiron in Lyon France. It came to the United States in 1983 and has become a leader in natural treatments including those for the flu. Jean Boiron was a pharmacist who used plants from the French Alps to develop his treatments. See a video of Jean Boiron harvesting plants in the Alps, and preparing the tinctures 1937 here! Boiron history film.

Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval!

Boiron Arnicare Cream and Gel were recently awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved seal by this group of parent volunteers in North America to identify great products for kids. Because it is safe, effective, and easy to use, parents like arnica cream and gel for all the common childhood aches and pains from falls, bumps and bruises.

Hyland’s, The Brand with Arnica and So Much More

Hylands is the brand I now use every day. It contains not only the amazing Arnica montana but also Bellis perennis (a European daisy), Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort),  Ledum palustre (Wild Rosemary or Marsh Labrador Tea) and Ruta graveolens (Herb-of-Grace or Common rue). These plant extracts are used for weakness, soreness, swelling, inflammation and joint pain.

You can get a single tube here on Amazon or use the text links here to go straight to the multi-pack options which are even cheaper per tube.

I get it in a 6 pack from Amazon to save even more money.

There are also 3 packs available on Amazon.

Another Trusted Brand With a Long History

Hyland’s has been making their high quality, natural products since 1903. These two brands have been around for a long time and you can trust you are getting the highest quality products. Hyland’s has no parabens or dyes or artificial scents. The smell is a bit earthy but you know you are getting something completely natural and you are smelling the real plan extracts!

Most All 5 Star Reviews! Endless Uses for Arnica.

Click on the links above and check out the great reviews! 92% 5 star reviews and 8% 4 star reviews on Amazon for the 3 pack! There are many reviews describing this product being used after knee surgery as well as for bruises, tendonitis, bursitis, joint pain and so many other aches and pains. It is used for back pain, joint pain where swelling is involved such as rheumatoid arthritis, and so many more uses. It even helps heal broken bones. This is truly an amazing plant and the benefits of it seem to be endless for topical relief.

Which Fast Pain Relief Do You Want To Try?

If you have a sore joint, bruise, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, ligament or tendon pain, muscle pain from athletics, or even a broken bone or surgery to heal, please do yourself a favor and try a very affordable, and effective tube of arnica cream or gel by Boiron or Hyland’s. You won’t regret it!

Leave a comment or question below! I would love to hear your thoughts on the best topical pain cream relief with arnica or any other topic!

Jessica

NutrientCures only offers honest reviews and never recommends a product we wouldn’t use ourselves everyday.  NutrientCures makes use of affiliate relationships with merchants such as Amazon Associates for monetization. This means when you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in a small commission that is credited to this site.

 

 

36 Comments

  1. Igor

    Hi Jessica!

    Great post and very nice site! Congrats! Great job!

    There are so many natural creams today and to have a good advice about the choice is always helpful.
    You definitely described the Arnica cream in a great way. It seems to be a very good cream!

    Thanks for sharing. The health is always important.
    Wish you a lot of health and keep up the good work!

    Best regards!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Thanks Igor,
      Yes, it can feel daunting trying to determine which one to use. I don’t like some of the others since they seem to just make the skin tingle/numb but not do so much for the underlying problem. I love that arnica is actually working at the source of the problem and not affecting the skin.

      Jessica

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  2. Edithel Puffenburger

    I’ve heard of arnica cream but never used it myself. I’ll have to try it . Your site is great and explanatory. Thanks.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I really do recommend arnica gel and cream for all aches and pains.

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  3. Heather

    I use a homeopathic topical cream by PEKANA – it’s called Inflamyar – have you heard of it? I used to use the Hylands teething tablets on my kids when they were babies. Ah, the good old days. Thanks for the reminder & I didn’t know Hylands made a cream. Good to know!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Heather,
      Yes, Hyland’s makes a good cream for leg cramps also. These two brands are really good. I love their products. I had not heard of Inflamyar. It sounds interesting. How often do you apply it?

      Thanks,
      Jessica

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  4. Ben

    Wow! I really had no idea such cream existed. Thanks for sharing. I have a red and dry skin right now, which is caused by… I don’t even know. Do you think it can heal with that cream, or will it just provide relief for burning sensation?

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Ben,

      I have not used it for that purpose but I just looked it up and apparently some models use it for a few days before photo shoots since it helps the skin look better! It is supposed to help with all sorts of dry, itchy, skin issues. So, I guess the answer is yes! Give it a try! I don’t know how the cream vs. the gel would work for that but I would be inclined to try the cream. It has fewer ingredients in it also so less likely to have something irritating.

      Thanks for the question. You brought up a great point.
      Jessia

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  5. Soraya Gwynne-Evans

    Hi Jessica,
    I’m so glad to read your post about Arnica! I grew up in a household where we only used homeopathic remedies and Arnica was the one we used for bruises or trauma. More than once I had an accident and my whole side would be black from bruises, but with the application of Arnica it would heal just fine and I never questioned it. As I got older and I sourced my own Arnica treatment I found that sometimes it didn’t work. I’m now going to try the Hylands brand to see how I go with that. I’m so happy to have a personal recommendation of which brand to buy and I’m excited to see if it works like in my past. In my family we also used to take arnica by mouth and my mum made many miracles happen by saving animals who had had accidents – she saved them by giving them arnica! Do you have any experience with taking Arnica orally?

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Soraya,
      I am so glad to hear you like arnica and will be trying Hyland’s Muscle Therapy! It is runny but it dries very quickly. Make sure you slather it on pretty thick and then let it dry. It is not made to be rubbed in like a “rub”.

      Yes, I have taken arnica pills that are tiny and dissolve in the mouth. I only tried one brand however and don’t know how it may compare to others. I stick with the topical products generally. That is interesting that your Mom gave it to animals. I don’t remember how it works internally but I think it is still largely an anti-inflammatory.

      Please let me know what you think of Hyland’s. I buy it 6 tubes at a time on Amazon to get the cheapest price. I use it on my knees and hips for bursitis every day as well as anything else that hurts! It is good for tendonitis, strained muscles and so much more, as you know!

      Thanks for your comments,
      Jessica

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  6. Soraya Gwynne-Evans

    Hi Jessica,
    That sounds like pretty important information, so it’s best to apply it when I have enough time to let it dry and not when I’m just rushing out the door to go to work! I will let you know how I get on with Hyland’s. Thanks for the recommendation.
    Soraya

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      I use it when I get out of the shower before I get dressed. I only have to wait 30 seconds or so before I can proceed! You would need a few minutes for it to fully dry. It won’t hurt anything if it isn’t dried all the way I just don’t want to waste any by having it stick to my clothes. It has a slight yellowish/brownish color so it could leave a mark on white clothes but I don’t think it actually stains.

      I look forward to hearing your results!
      Jessica

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  7. Mike

    Thank you for this post. I have not heard of Arnica gel before. Always reached for the trusty old Icy Hot but this will be a great alternative!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Yes, it is. I hope it works for you as well as it does for me!
      Thanks,
      Jessica

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  8. Christen Thomas

    Hi Jessica – Thanks for this information! I have never heard of arnica creams before, but will certainly add some to my medicine cabinet for when I have muscle pains.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      I hope you get as much relief out of it as I do!
      Thanks,
      Jessica

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  9. Matts Mom

    I was wondering if this will help for heel pain, or plantar fasciitis? The pain in my heel is extreme and I have basically tried everything they say to do . Nothing helps. Just pretty tired of the non stop pain.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello,
      Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation. Arnica works as an anti-inflammatory so I guessed it would work, but I looked it up as well. There are many references to using Arnica montana for this condition. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. I have used it for tendinitis which I believe is a similar kind of condition as well as sprained ankles.

      I hope you give it a try and find that it works! If you want another alternative I ran into this also. I can’t vouch for any of this but wanted to pass it on. https://joettecalabrese.com/blog/homeopathy-plantar-fasciitis/

      I also think magnesium has helped my foot problems as well as Naot brand shoes. I have a condition called Morton’s Neuroma which is pain in the ball of the foot. It was horrible before I found the Naot shoes. Now I live in them. Boots in the winter and sandals by the same brand in the summer.
      https://nutrientcures.com/causes-of-low-magnesium-levels

      Good luck!
      Jessica

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  10. Mary

    I have used arnica for cuts and scrapes but had no idea it could also be used for pain relief. I’ll definitely be trying it out after a long day in my garden. Cheers for the info

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Mary,
      I love it for pain relief (in fact that is all I use it for!). Sore muscles, tendons or anything else all seem to be helped by arnica. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you get some great relief from it.
      Jessica

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  11. Amy

    Really great article, and timely for me, because I have some swelling and inflammation from a TMJ situation I am dealing with, and I think I will try this out! Wondering if the gel or the cream are greasy and if I can put on under my makeup? I also like the idea of using Arnica for some nerve pain and neuropathy that still lingers after chemotherapy from many years ago. Never thought of using Arnica for that, but it seems from your post, that it would work! I used to take a lot of homeopathic substances years ago, and stopped, but perhaps it’s time for me to start up again, so thank you!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Amy,

      When arnica is used topically, it isn’t truly homeopathic. It is listed as homeopathic just due to labeling/medical issues I have heard. In any case, it works and that is all that matters!

      I generally just use gels myself and it has been a long time since I used the cream. The gels are not greasy at all. They dry completely. The do leave a film however and I don’t know how that would work under makeup. I suppose it depends how much you put on. I tend to slather it on pretty thick over my hips and knees. The cream may be a better option for under makeup. I don’t recall it being greasy. I think it would absorb in and then you could put makeup on top without any problem. It also claims to be “non-greasy”.

      I hope it works well for you!
      Jessica

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  12. Mariette Chapman

    Very nice post and website. I always love using natural products for ailments and health. arnica is really one of the best!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Mariette,
      I love arnica. It is so mild yet extremely powerful in making my muscle aches and bursitis pain dissolve away. I wouldn’t be without it.

      Jessica

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  13. Emmanuel Buysse

    This is a very interesting article, because my wife suffers from these kind of pains described, and she always was telling me to get Arnica, but I wanted to know first what it was.

    Your description explained very well what it is, so I will buy it.

    Thanks for sharing!

    One question, how long can she use it?

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    1. admin

      It is very safe and you can use it topically every day. I use it twice per day if I am very sore and for serious conditions like bursitis. You can use it as often as needed. 

      Thank you for stopping by. I really hope it works for your wife…I bet it will!

      Jessica

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  14. JohnHB

    I’ve had tendinitis for over the last nine months. I’ve tried many creams from the drugstore but none of them seem to really do anything. It’s actually starting to go away slowly but sometimes it’s been creeping back up. 

    You say you have arthritis and tendinitis? I was just wondering because I know some of the creams are better for certain plans. Any additional information for tendinitis we greatly appreciated. Thank you

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    1. admin

      Hello John,

      Arnica really works for my tendinitis I have had (but is finally about healed) just above my right elbow. I just looked up arnica for tendinitis and it helps due to its ability to reduce inflammation, increase circulation to help speed healing, numb pain and decrease burning sensations. There are doctors and surgeons who recommend it patients after surgery to speed healing. If I get anything that feels like tendinitis starting I use arnica right away. I prefer the Hyland’s Muscle Therapy gel since it is the most affordable and has other great natural ingredients. 

      Thanks for your question. I hope you try it and it works on your tendinitis. 

      Jessica

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  15. Bobby O'Neill

    I’m involved in a sport that has me hanging from a bar a lot, and as a result I’ve developed reoccuring tendonitis in my elbows. Would Arnica help tendonitis induced by overuse of specific muscles? I’ve been told I need to work the opposing muscles more (chest exercises) to keep even, but would this cream have a similar effect, or is it just temporary pain relief?

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    1. admin

      Hello Bobby,

      It helps a lot with tendinitis when I have had it above my elbows. Arnica helps tendinitis due to reducing inflammation, increasing blood flow, speeding up healing, and numbing pain. If you need to build up the opposing muscles this won’t fix that but it certainly would help to heal the existing tendinitis along the way! I hope it works well for you like it does for me. 

      Jessica

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  16. Joo

    I have seriously never heard of arnica. My kids need pain relief for their eczema, as when they scratch and tear themselves apart, the wounds do get painful. They also have pain in their joints, I’m not sure why, and whether it’s related to their autoimmune issues. 

    I’ll be checking out the arnica cream. Thanks for bringing all this knowledge to us. I love all things natural, will be browsing your other pages as well. 

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    1. admin

      Hello Joo,

      I really like arnica for many purposes. I would also recommend you try zinc for your kid’s eczema. It solves it for my husband. There are many forms of zinc. You can get capsules, cream, and liquid ionic drops. Any of them should help. I use the ionic liquid form now by the brand Trace Minerals. If you go to this post on What is the Best Form of Magnesium on my site here and click on the picture of the blue glass bottle (liquid magnesium), you can find the liquid ionic zinc by the same brand on Amazon. That is the type of zinc I use now. You put the drops in water or another beverage and drink it. I have to admit they taste terrible! I would put the drops in something other than straight water. If you think your kids won’t take it, you can also get zinc in capsules. I will try to do a post on zinc soon. 

      If you take capsules make sure they are not too strong however. Some doses may be 50 mg but that can be hard on the stomach. I would start with a lower dose and make sure to take them with food. 

      The same goes for the drops. Start with a smaller dose than recommended on the bottle and take with food to keep from having an upset stomach. 

      I hope this helps!

      Jessica

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  17. John

    Great! another positive endorsement of Arnica!I’ve ben using it for years on multiple recommendations.  I always have some sore spots being a desk worker and also a runner and find Arnica most helpful.  I didn’t realise Arnica was useful for all the reasons you list: sore joint, bruise, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, ligament or tendon pain, muscle pain from athletics, or even a broken bone or surgery to heal. I still have an old tube so shall rub some on my muscle pain and look into the ones you recommend when I run out.Thank you!  John

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    1. admin

      Hello John,

      Yes, I was quite amazed at the wide array of uses for arnica when I first used it as well! I love it!!! It is nice to have something all natural without all the strong smells and burning/numbing of the other rubs. For my husband, the ones that are supposed to feel cool, feel like they are burning so he won’t use them. He doesn’t have that problem with arnica though. He jammed his thumb today and said “I should put arnica on it”.

      I am glad it works for you too. Thanks for letting us know.

      Jessica

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  18. kemdi21

    Hey Jessica 

    Thanks for sharing this awesome review about Arnica pain relief cream. until now I’ve stuck with creams like BenGay that give off a strong smell when applied on sore parts of my body. But  Arnica seems decent because its natural, doesn’t give off any off-putting odors and best of all its offered at a decent price on Amazon 

    Once again thanks so much for sharing!! was really helpful!!

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    1. admin

      I am glad you found this useful. I really like the fact it works at a reasonable price too.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Jessica

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