Since I strained my hip, I've kept some Icy Hot Pain Relieving Cream available to help me feel as comfortable as possible while I healed. It feels just like its name suggests. It's a hot and cool sensation that REALLY does soothe sore muscles and takes away the ache. It does what it advertises unlike many other products on the market. I still use it when needed for daily aches and pains after exercise. It's served me well, so well in fact that my oldest son has taken my advice and come to use it after a day of heavy lifting at work. (And here I thought I was just an old lady!) I can honestly say that I see the difference in him on the days where he remembers to use it versus the days he "forgets". I would, (and have), suggest Icy Hot Pain Relieving Cream to anyone I know who might be experiencing body aches and pains, be the person working to heal from a larger muscle strain, or just experiencing an achy body day. It real works well.