Excellent for small aches and pains as well as muscle tenderness and bruising. I keep a bottle of these in low potency (like 6c or 30x) next to my bed at night, and if I'm terribly sore from working outside that day, I let one dissolve under my tongue and almost immediately the pain starts to ease and I know I'm going to have a restful night's sleep. You can use them in higher potency (30c is the most recommended strength) for sudden falls, injuries, really sore muscles, and other aches or pains of soft tissue that you would like to go away as soon as possible. Homeopathic products, if taken correctly, cure you of what ails you whereas most other over the counter medicines just palliate. Use the product as little as possible for the best results. With homeopathy, less is more. We've been using this remedy for years and really like this brand because it's quick dissolving and easy to give to children. It has just the slightest sweetness.