As a fitness instructor with Fibromyaliga, I’m no stranger to aches and pains. There are lots of topical ointments and creams that claim to reduce pain. With the exception of two, I’ve never found any of them to work for me. Those two creams/sprays that do work are great when I am at home for some relief, but unless I want to smell like a medicine cabinet, they aren’t the best options when I’m teaching or out in the general public either. So what’s a sore girl to-do? Meet my new friend, the ActiPatch.
If you’ve never heard of ActiPatch before don’t be surprised, it’s a relatively new product in Canada but since launching has clinched 2nd, 3rd and 4th rankings in muscle and joint pain on Amazon. This Chronic Pain Relief Technology provides electromagnetic pulse therapy which is drug-free, clinically proven, safe and effective of treating muscle and joint pain.
I was sent the 7-Day Action Trial product, which as it sounds, lasts for a full 7-days. Because it is their trial product, once you activate it there is no way to turn it back off. I’ve been wearing it off and on for about 5 days now. I have an area on my back around my right shoulder-blade that has been giving me a lot of trouble these past few months, so when it arrived I immediately put it on that area.
The ActiPatch Trial Patch comes with its own adhesive strips for application, as you can see I also added a lovely blue bandage to make sure it was really fastened down well. I did need a little help putting it on, but after a day or two I got to be quite the pro at taping it on my back myself. You’ll notice that in the photo I only have on side of my tank top straps up. That’s not because I had to take the other one-off to put the patch on, I had the other one-off already because it was making my pain worse. If you come to my house in the middle of a multi-class day, it’s quite normal for you to see me with one tank top strap off because of this darn pain. I like to blame it on my “hulking traps” 😉 but more likely than not it’s really just fibromyalgia pain.
To apply the ActiPath, you simply place the loop directly over the area that hurts and tape it down. You are supposed to wear it continuously and should feel relief within 2-3 hours. Quite honestly, within an hour I noticed that the pain in my upper back was significantly reduced. The pain is especially bad on days when I am at the computer for hours at a time, and I’ve found that it has great reduced, if not eliminated that pain while I’m wearing it. I have alternated between wearing it and not wearing it over the past week just to see if I noticed a difference, and I most certainly have.
There are different types of ActiPatches for different body parts, but if using this trial patch it works best if using it on a flat, non-jointed area where you can easily tape it down. I also used it on my abdomen when having cramps and it worked like a charm there too (and once again, it was a more travel friendly option than my oat bag. I could leave it on all day under my clothes and nobody knew).
But primarily I’ve been using it on my back, and while I feel a little bit like a Cyborg with it on, I’ve been really happy with the relief it’s provided me.
Enough that I intend to purchase one of the ActiPatch Muscle & Joint Pain Relief Therapy units to have on hand for all my random aches and pains I have.
As with anything, results will vary but one survey result sample indicated that customers experienced a 52% reduction in pain levels with ActiPatch. My personal experience has been that it definitely has helped with my muscle pain, and if you have been struggling with joint or muscle pain I would urge you to invest $9.95 in the 7-Day Trial product to see if it might help you too. $10 to potentially reduce or eliminate pain for a full week – that’s a pretty great deal if you ask me!
Disclosure: This post has been generously sponsored by ActiPatch, however my review and experiences are 100% my own. This product truly did provide me with pain relief and I do plan to purchase it with my own money for future use.