Sore Point – Who Doesn’t Have One? How to Fix It!

Sore Point – Who Doesn’t Have One? How to Fix It!


SorePoint is a “Killer” Pain Killer!


Who doesn’t have a Sore Point?! Exercising, playing sports, sitting at a desk or in a car, or plane for long periods of time stresses our shoulders, joints and even our heads. Since I do all of the above—a LOT, when I was asked to try a topical analgesic pain relieving muscle and joint gel named SorePoint, I was game.

Since it came in a roll-on, (though it also comes in a spray) it was easy to use without getting crème on my fingers and hands—Check 1. Having tried every other ointment on the market that all smell like menthol, I was delighted with the light herbal scent of SorePoint, which dissipates after a minute. Check 2. It is light, non-greasy and seems to evaporate so I wasn’t worried about it getting on or staining my clothes. Check 3. Curiously, after rolling it over my neck and shoulders—and even on my low back—all locations of tightness and achiness, I felt a sense of relaxation. The tension seemed to fade. CHECK THIS OUT!

So then I did my homework. Dr. Tara O’Brien-Adkins who developed SorePoint under the brand of Toba Remedies, notes that in addition to muscle strains, SorePoint also works on headaches. For the same reason that it relieves sports or repetitive muscle strain, when applied to the forehead, neck or scalp, SorePoint can alleviate tension in those muscles as well.

According to SorePoint, here’s why—the essential oils and herbal ingredients are blended in a base of Shea Butter, which has been shown in some studies to be anti-inflammatory. Also included is this combination of herbal oils that give SorePoint its light, transient fragrance:

  • Rosemary Oil – known as an analgesic, used to treat arthritis
  • Bergamot Oil – known to increase some hormones that desensitize painful nerves
  • Eucalyptus Oil – analgesic/anti-inflammatory properties help muscular and nerve pain
  • Peppermint Oil – gives a cooling, calming sensation
  • Arnica Oil – an anti-inflammatory, used to relieve pain from bruises, aches and arthritis
  • White Camphor – a known local anesthesia (some use on infants gums when teething)
  • Sweet Basil – an anti-inflammatory used for arthritis
  • Ginger – anti-inflammatory qualities used for centuries.

The causes of tension—muscle contraction—can come from many sources including eyestrain, fatigue, excess caffeine, infections or overuse. Regardless of the cause, rather than taking medications that can have adverse side effects over time, a topical remedy makes sense for temporary relief. If you are injured or are in extreme pain, go to a doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment. But if you suffer from life’s daily stresses, aches and pains, I suggest trying SorePoint to ease out the rough edges and provide some relief to aggravated muscles.

Now, if I could only roll this SorePoint over some aggravating people…

By |2018-02-14T05:35:16+00:00February 14th, 2018|Remedies|0 Comments

About the Author:

Marilyn’s passion for and professional interest in physical fitness and sports began with her first job as a fitness instructor in Pittsburgh, PA. She continued to teach yoga and fitness classes and escalated her commitment when she became certified as a Fitness Instructor and later added a NASM certification in Senior Fitness. DeMartini’s marketing career segued from agency work into fitness apparel marketing, which years later led to writing for sporting goods trade publications, an area in which she excelled as apparel editor, and continued for another decade. As a health and fitness journalist, DeMartini studied under top professionals in the field. She attended numerous fitness seminars and workshops, in search of the hottest trends, latest research and most beneficial workout programs, ranging from fitness fashion and functional training to sport-specific training (golf, running, weight-training) and yoga. She also wrote a Longevity Medicine column for over 1½ years for GNC’s Physical magazine and a fitness for golf column with Golf Tips magazine. Later, DeMartini segued into international powerboat racing where after handling PR for the World Championship Drambuie On Ice team she covered the sport as an online journalist for Speedvision. She also was featured on American Powerboat TV where she interviewed professional racers in venues around the country, presenting the excitement of powerboat racing to viewers on various regional sports channels. Today, while continuing PR and journalism in the marine and other industries, her fitness instruction modalities continue, ranging from yoga to functional and circuit training, running and cycling. She was also featured in a video, “Hard Body Yoga.” DeMartini resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she owns PR Power marketing agency; she branded FIT Lauderdale to extend to her reach into the area fitness and yoga communities. She is an exercise and yoga instructor and has also conducted workshops for seniors mixing big band music with a chair and stretching exercises called “Big Band Bend & Stretch.”

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