Best Topical Creams for Fibromyalgia 2020

There are various ways to manage chronic pain due to fibromyalgia. One of the easiest ways to do it is by using a pain cream of some sort. It’s good to have various options when managing pain, so let’s look at the best topical creams for fibromyalgia.

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Best Topical Creams for Fibromyalgia 2020

Topical creams are one of a few ways to manage fibromyalgia symptoms. A benefit to this is having additional options for chronic pain in case you run out of one of the other creams/medications. It’s also beneficial to have an option to use when your other options aren’t enough to help with the pain and other symptoms.  I have personally used each of the following topical creams for chronic pain and recommend each of them.

Read about all my alternative treatments in my pain management plan.

Topricin Fibro Cream

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Topricin is a company with a focus on developing natural pain relief products. It extended its line to include a product for managing various symptoms associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy. This homeopathic cream is made up of 11 bio-medicines formulated to target specific pains. The bio-medicines in Fibro Cream make it a safe, hypoallergenic option for managing chronic pain, neuropathy, and fibromyalgia issues. It contains no chemicals or irritants and is completely odorless.

Read the full review.

Cool Azul

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Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream is great for topical relief!

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Cool Azul is a cooling cream that provides relief from tensed and achy muscles and joints. It has Cool Azul essential blend and Wintergreen essential oil to help with deep muscle pain while giving it a cooling effect. This is a great natural way to relieve targeted painful areas.

Pain Relief Rub

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Sorensen’s Natural Remedies Pain Relieving Rub is ideal for inflammation, tendonitis, over-used muscles, and neurological pain. Its ingredients include Arnica infused coconut oil, shea butter, various essential oils, and a few other natural ingredients. The full list of ingredients can be found on the product’s page. It comes in a convenient to use a bottle (similar to that of a deodorant bottle) and is easy to apply. Simply remove the cap and lightly apply it in the affected area. The product can be reapplied every three to four hours up to six times in 24 hours.

Read more.

Other Topical Creams for Fibromyalgia

Whenever I post about a new cream on social media, I get comments about other creams that are effective for fibromyalgia symptoms or chronic pain. Here are some other topical creams for fibromyalgia (I have not used these and do not know firsthand their effectiveness) –

Frida Botanicals Magnesium Cream

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Frida Botanicals is a line of products crafted and created by Dr. Ginevra Liptan, founder of the Frida Center. Dr. Liptain is a doctor who specifically treats fibromyalgia and lives with fibromyalgia, too. She started her line of products with a CBD oil and has since moved onto other products.

The magnesium cream helps relax muscles by “replenishing local extracellular ionic magnesium stores”. As it’s name states, it provides ionic magnesium through topical application and is made with certified organic ingredients. Check out this video about 10 Facts About Magnesium Everyone Needs to Know.

Biofreeze Pain Relief

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The cooling effects of Biofreeze make it a preference for many chronic pain sufferers. It can be applied up to four times per day and can be applied before, during, or after physical activity. It’s available as a cream, gel, spray, roll-on, and patch. It is free of parabens, propylene glycol, and made with USP grade ingredients.

Arnicare Cream

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Arnica Cream is homeopathic medicine to help with muscle pain, stiffness, swelling, and discoloration from bruises. It’s paraben-free and has the active ingredient Arnica which is a natural pain-relieving plant.

Frida Botanicals Muscle Balm

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This muscle balm has CBD (no THC) to soothe sore muscles and joints. It has 150 mg of CBD plus over ten plant extracts to relieve achy muscles. It also contains beeswax, peppermint, basil, Arnica, and other extracts.

Tiger Balm

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This is a warming cream that has a strong concentration of Tiger Balm (an herbal ingredient used to soothe sore muscles).

WARNING: Wait 30 minutes after taking a bath to use this product. It will burn. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands after application.

Brandi

Hi, I’m Brandi, the writer and creator of Being Fibro Mom and My Fibro Journal. Aside from my work on Being Fibro Mom, I run a group called Fibro Parenting on Facebook. I've been writing for the Fibromyalgia Magazine since 2016 and recently became the Secretary and Fibro & Families program director for International Support Fibromyalgia Network. Facebook-+-Twitter-+-Instagram

3 thoughts on “Best Topical Creams for Fibromyalgia 2020

  • March 3, 2020 at 9:46 am
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    Hi Brandi, I have found Actimas Celafen cream really good for Fibro also deep relief Ibuprofen based rub. Regards John.

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  • March 4, 2020 at 4:23 pm
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    I use tiger balm swear by it although wash hands with hot water & soap at least twice or you might get it in your eyes. Great to use before bed as it will make you sleep well too. Xxx

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    • March 5, 2020 at 7:55 am
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      Thank you for the warning with the tiger balm! I’ll update the post to put that in there.

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