I've tried a lot of the rub on pain relievers throughout the years and have never really found any to be better than the others I can't say I have ever noticed any real effects from any of them. I do continue to try different products often just in case they do come up with something that works. I have had a few that seemed like they almost work but the Aspercreme Pain Relieving Creme wasn't one of these. This product didn't really seem to do anything at all except leave my skin greasy. I didn't like it at all and feel as though I was scammed for buying it. I had seen a lot of other reviews of the product singing it's praises but I must have a different system than most of these people because i saw no effect whatsoever from the use of this product. I wouldn't use nor buy this product ever again, I feel that it is completely useless and a waste of time and money. I have had some of my friends tell me they have received some benefit of using the product long term but I will never know if that is true since I want use a product that doesn't show an immediate effect.