Application Methods

Apply MEDGELX ATHLETIC GEL generously to painful muscles and joints then gently massage until it disappears. Repeat as necessary for temporary relief of minor arthritis pain, simple backache, bursitis, tendonitis, muscle sprains and strains, bruises, and cramps. Use MEDGELX ATHLETIC GEL before and after activity. When treating an injured area or joint, make sure to completely coat the entire area with MEDGELX ATHLETIC GEL.

Additional methods of treatment may be recommended depending upon the severity of the condition and the judgment of the health professional.

Directions For Use With Stretching
Stretching before and after exercise is an integral part of any activity. While much emphasis is placed on stretching before exercise, there are additional benefits realized when stretching post-activity. Enhance all stretching sessions by applying MEDGELX ATHLETIC GEL prior to beginning.

Directions For Use With Soft Tissue Massage
Liberally apply Medgelx Athletic Gel prior to massage. Periodically reapply until completion of the treatment.

Directions For Use With Ultrasound
Enhance ultrasound therapy and increase patient compliance by helping the patient “feel” the treatment. Apply Medgelx Athletic Gel to the site prior to starting and gently massage in. Next, perform the ultrasound treatment following established protocol. An alternative method is to blend Medgelx Athletic Gel with a neutral coupling agent, apply this mixture to the treatment site and begin procedure.

Directions For Use With Cryotherapy
Medgelx Athletic Gel can be used in any situation which normally requires the use of ice. Completely coat the injured area with Medgelx Athletic Gel, cover with a breathable material, and apply ice.
Warning: Never apply ice directly to the skin or for more than minutes at a time.

Directions For Use With Breathable Wraps
As long as the material is breathable, Medgelx Athletic Gel can be used in conjunction with tape, wraps, or supports.
Warning. Never cover an area with cellophane or other nonporous materials after applying Medgelx Athletic Gel. In some cases, it may lead to skin irritation and blistering.

Directions For Use With Moist Heat
Place a moist heat pack over the affected area for 5-10 minutes. Remove heat, apply Medgelx Athletic Gel, and massage in.

Directions For Use With Electrotherapy
Apply Medgelx Athletic Gel to help relieve painful muscles and joints between treatments on a TENS unit. Wash the area thoroughly with soap and water prior to reattaching pads.

Directions For Treating Contusions
Liberally apply Medgelx Athletic Gel without massage. Place an ice pack over the treated area. Do not apply ice directly to the skin or for more than 20 minutes at a time. Continue treatment 2-4 times per day for 2-3 days. Add exercise to avoid loss of range of motion. After 3 days, apply Medgelx Athletic Gel, then massage while adding heat.

Directions For Treating Sprains
Liberally apply Medgelx Athletic Gel cream to the joint followed by the use of ice swabs and ice compression. Use 2 times daily. Continue using Medgelx Athletic Gel before contrast baths and warm whirlpools.

Directions For Treating Cramps
Apply Medgelx Athletic Gel directly to the muscle which is cramping and massage. In the case of an individual who is very prone to cramping, massage the area with Medgelx Athletic Gel before exercise.

Treating Chronic Injuries
The best regimen to follow is to apply Medgelx Athletic Gel directly to the injured or painful area before exercise or activity. Upon completion, reapply Medgelx Athletic Gel.

Additional methods of treatment may be recommended depending upon the severity of the condition and the judgment of the health professional.

Warning: Medgelx Athletic Gel is for external use only. Do not bandage tightly or use a heating pad. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow Medgelx Athletic Gel. If swallowed, call a physician or contact a poison control center immediately. Keep Medgelx Athletic Gel away from eyes, mucous membranes, broken or irritated skin. If skin redness or irritation develops, or pain lasts more than 10 days, discontinue use and call a physician.