I first began using these after being in a severe motorcycle accident. I had four shattered bones including my pelvis and was still in major pain months later. After trying many different creams and patches I came across these and finally found some relief. I had major injuries so of course they did not take the pain completely away. They did however make it bearable. I would 100% recommend them for everyday aches and pains and for those dealing with injuries. They make a difference and provide relief.