As you get older, your joints have a tendency to ache. A lot of it depends on how well you took care of yourself when you were younger and how well you are taking care of yourself now. Well, unfortunately for me, I was not into good health when I was young. Now, my knees are paying the price - as well as my back.
But, I do not want to spend a whole bunch of time and money taking prescription medications and ointments. Yes, they work, but what complete price am I paying? Weird side effects? Addiction? No thanks. I wanted to give Marathon Pain Relief topical analgesic a try. It soothes sore muscles and joints, arthritis, sprains and strains and simple back aches. Now, the tube comes with the word "natural" on it, but after reading the ingredients, I kind of wonder. There are some ingredients that require some tongue acrobatics.
The scent of it is not exactly pleasant, but it is not overwhelming. A great thing - it is not greasy at all. I rubbed it into my knee and I could not tell three minutes later. Other topical analgesics tend to leave a greasy residue on your skin. It also took some of my pain, not all of it, but some of it. It's not enough to make me do Zumba, but it's enough to help me go from sitting to standing without wincing.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.