The Garbage Man Took It Away!
August 18, 2017 2:48pm CST
My husband has trained for and run 28 marathons all over the country over an 18-year period. His last marathon, at age 68, was in July of this year. He has a very well-planned workout regime for the gym to ensure he stays in shape now that he is no longer running. Of course, the repetitive movement required for some kind of the weight-lifting workouts have resulted in left-arm pain. He most likely has what folks call "tennis elbow." Tennis elbow results when the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) muscle develops small tears. Resting the painful area, icing it, and whatever else the doctor recommended has resulted in those small tears in the muscle to repair themselves quite nicely. My husband is also using Salonpas® DEEP Relieving Gel that contains camphor, menthol,and methyl salicylate to alleviate pain. My entire house smells like that gel!! I cannot stand the smell of the menthol and camphor in Salonpas® !! It makes my eyes water. That stuff surely could damage nasal passages! I had trouble sleeping last night due to the strong smell of Salonpas® that floated through every room in our house. I bought Icy Hot Vanishing Scent to replace that stinky Salonpas® this morning. The garbage man took away the stinky Salonpas® on that big truck of his while my husband was at the dog park with Molly. Photo: Gel that is in the hands of waste-management now!
41 people like this
• United States
I bought the replacement before he got home. I had already told him the Salonpas was too much for my nose to handle. He has to use the replacement if he wants to live inside. He will be in a tent outdoors if he uses Salonpas again.
• Redlands, California
Yeah, and the worse makes one feel bad. As much as we like to say we are not animals. I am damn hurt and in a position of weakness. I think I have noticed that with my dogs most. Even if Kai has good intentions. Brooklyn hates medicine because she knows Kai sees a weakness. No need for a smell that lets everyone know. Poor guy, but yeah those smells are really strong.
• Redlands, California
@Corbin5 Yeah, not sure if it helps more than it hurts. Herb stuff is the way I go now. Native American stuff. Not sure if it works better, but makes my soul feel more at ease than what ever corporate America is putting out.