From Real World Evidence (RWE) and Real World Data (RWD): use APFD as a First-line, Adjunct/ Multimodal option and when current treatments are not adequate; as Preemptive analgesia to target delayed onset muscle soreness (DOM) including a Warm-up/Sports cream to help Protect from injury; in Transition of Care; to help Shield previously injured areas
Treatment: The most definitive and impressive of APFD results come from its use in helping manage pain of chronic sufferers who have conditions stemming from tissue injury/damage that appears to be unresponsive.
There is a shortage of pain management specialists, and more than 60% of persons in pain self-treat. For those patients, APFD can have a significant impact on short-term acute pain (addressing the pain quickly, safely, easily), and improve quality of life for people with chronic pain who have not achieved adequate pain relief.
Those who have consulted a physician, may be referred to an orthopedist, chiropractor, or towards other forms of treatment. Most patients will be given medication and at home pain management options, such as supports, exercises, etc. Those who have not consulted a healthcare professional will still use some of the at-home options and should be apprised of what is available. Some options are listed below. Each of them will be enhanced with APFD. Our page “For Your Patient” goes over some options.
Acute Use: The utilization, for acute injury cases (strains, sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, foot pain, golf shoulder, frozen shoulder, minor musculoskeletal injury, etc.), of APFD can assistance in providing faster mobility-recovery, shorter healing times, and stop the progression to a chronic pain condition. This is a definite benefit when healing time is critical, or when on-the-spot treatment is needed. This can be a vital component in acute injury and rehabilitation situations—an easy to carry, immediate application that can help decrease tissue damage and healing time, without worrisome side-effects. Acute pain, which is usually of short duration, if ignored, can intensify and cause nervous system sensitization, muscle spasms, and lead to chronic pain.
When used in acute injury cases (strains, sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, minor musculoskeletal injury, etc.) the analgesic has shown faster mobility and quicker healing times—a real bonus when healing time is critical, and when on-the-spot treatment is needed.Example acute pain: with an ankle damaged from a parachute jump, a young man had an upcoming high school athletic competition, within a few weeks of his injury. His father took photographs that showed the speed of the healing process, using APFD. The product quickly helped relieve the pain and stiffness, so there was very little down time, and a speedy rehab. The young athlete fully recovered in time for the event.
Back Pain: minor overuse strains are common, but distracting, and can worsen if not addressed. Back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and the most common reason people miss work and seek medical help. It can be acute or chronic. APFD should be used first line, along with non-pharmaceutical treatments (heat, massage, physical therapy, acupuncture, spinal manipulations) to aid in the relief of back pain and stiffness. Should the pain progress, non-prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medical can be added.
RSI: persons with past chronic episodes of Repetitive Stress injury can use APFD before work to help prevent recurrence. In a daily work setting with mild or strenuous repetitive activities, stress injuries can easily occur. The immediate use of APFD and supports/braces (where appropriate) can aid in recovery, help alleviate pain, and protect against further injury
TMJ: For temporomandibular joint dysfunction use daily, and before long dental procedures or orthodontic work, to help prevent increased jaw pain
Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow: very painful and can become chronic; requires physical therapy exercises. APFD should be used before therapy to help limit the added pain and speed healing, and should be used during the day when pain and stiffness arises.
Foot Pain: can be acute or chronic. Foot exercises, good foot hygiene, and regular application of APFD, morning and evening, can start one back on the road and help prevent further injury and pain.
Hip Flexor Strain: along with the pain there can be a loss of strength (lifting leg) and muscle spasms. Warm up with APFD and a gentle walk or stretching exercises. Exercises can be done at home, and some help with the relief of pain can be achieved with the application of APFD when needed. Avoid activities that could cause further strain.
Chronic Back Pain: following a physician’s diagnosis, various treatments will be started, including physical therapy and pharmacological therapy. APFD can be added to a daily treatment, used before and after rehabilitation therapy, with ultrasound treatments, and whenever there is breakthrough pain. The SF NFL Alumni Group all used it for their old pains and injuries.
Each new day can revive all sorts of earlier back pains, so protect previously injured areas and help stop soreness of back muscles and sciatica, with daily applications of APFD.
Cold and heat should be applied for a limited time, to help avoid increasing tissue damage.
The reduction in pain and swelling can be a vital component in acute injury and chronic rehabilitation situations.
Neuropathies: fibromyalgia has been treated with some success.
Physical Therapy and Exercise: An important part of treating chronic pain and immobility. The physical therapist will use various treatments, manual or machine. Use APFD during physical therapy and as a long-term pain management treatment, for acute or chronic permanent injuries. Exercise helps reduce pain and tension, and improves mental health and sleep.
It is difficult, but important, to stick with an exercise routine. Arthritis sufferers find that if they don’t exercise regularly there is more pain, stiffness, and fatigue. Regular exercise helps maintain joint function, also relieves stiffness, and decreases pain and fatigue, improves mental health. Specific exercises can be used for individual areas of pain. Walking and stretching are always good exercises. Use APFD before exercise.
Massage Therapy/Self-Massage: Massage therapy has been seen as very useful tool for relieving stress and musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal pain is a large global health problem. The combination of massage therapy, along with APFD and other treatment options, has been seen as very successful aid in limiting pain. Not everyone has access to a massage therapist, so this is where self-massage therapy becomes advantageous. Using techniques of self-massage, with APFD, helps improves outcomes, exponentially. Be good to yourself, take the time to massage the damaged areas.
Good Mental Health: This is a major part of pain management and healing. Eating well and sleeping are also important, and can be impacted by poor mental health. It is essential to receive mental health support, and/or mind-body treatments (CBT). Use APFD before bedtime, to help relieve painful stiff areas. Watch your diet. Get adequate sleep. Try to do something you enjoy. Get professional help, if mental conditions worsen.
Other Treatments: Electrical, Laser, Biofeedback, Virtual reality, music, water exercise, aroma therapy. Read section on “Let’s Talk About Pain.”
Nicotine is pro-inflammatory, so its use should be decreased or eliminated.
The Tufts Clinical Trial recommended the use of APFD as an adjunct or first-line pain treatment, because of APFD’s exceptional outcome shown in pain reduction.
APFD can be a significant part of structuring a Quality Health Care Approach for pain sufferers.
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APFD aids in the relief of pain without severe side effects or drug interactions. Always consult with a pharmacist or physician when adding new oral medication to your current medication. APFD is a pain management treatment and should be used on a regular daily basis for chronic pain or prevention, just as any other topical or oral product would be used on a daily/regular basis. It can also be used any time pain flares up—a quick pain aid carried along for emergencies, or use on a daily basis. The product usage and effectiveness is straightforward and simple. It has been tested in all of the discussed situations, and it works. Use it, pass it on.
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When you are on the road to long term opioid treatment due to chronic pain, get the information about the problems that may arise, how to avoid them, and alternatives that are safe. APFD is always a good companion product.
When decreasing opioid or other pharmaceutical pain treatments, APFD can help in the transition program, and can aid in avoiding severe pain incidence.
Sports injuries: As a sports cream, APFD dynamically effects functionality and has been used by many athletes: amateur, professional, weekenders. This topical product is scientifically and technologically advanced, and superior to any current sports performance product in offering safe and effective management of musculoskeletal, acute or chronic pain and stiffness
Many athletes (professional and amateur) have used APFD as a pre-treatment to prevent injury and muscle tightness.
Use it as a warmup/massage and pre-event/competition. It loosens tight muscles, helps prevent injury, helps protect previously injured areas, and results in better performance.
When used during heavy training drills, especially in the initial stages, the cream can offer less injury and more sustainable workout benefits. It supports an increase in stamina, a decrease in lactic acid build up, and can improve endurance. It has shown quicker recovery after competition, due to its capacity to aid in limiting inflammation and relieving sore muscles, and in its ability to help break up the inflammatory process. It can be used with PT and massage.
Example: Application before training and competition was used by physician when he won a senior triathlon. Prior to having used APFD pre-competition, he had been unable to complete the entire race, swimming, due to muscle cramping and fatigue. The analgesic served as a DOM.
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Prevent/Protect: The utilization by persons with damage from work-related repetitive motion and stress that inflames particular muscles and joints shows that daily pre-treatment of the involved areas (i.e., apply to wrists to prevent RSI, or back for muscle spasms) can help limit painful flare-ups. APFD should be used as part of a daily pain treatment.
Sport/high physical stress activity/training: use as a warm-up, to treat previously injured areas, as a DOM
Chronic and High-Impact Dibilitating Pain: Chronic pain patients state they get only a 25 to 30% relief, after medication or procedures. APFD has been successfully used in patients with chronic pain resulting from trauma/injuries. This is pain lasting more than a few weeks, and which may be undergoing treatment medically (arthritis, back, knee, joint injuries, accidents, etc.), RSI, TMJ, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, diabetic nerve pain.
Examples: Arthritis: APFD should be used daily, regularly and when break-through pain occurs, as an adjunct to help manage the pain and stiffness, especially when current treatments may not be sufficient. Before bedtime will help relieve stiffness in the morning.