This pain relief cream provides fast temporary soothing relief associated with sore, aching muscles, muscle strains, backaches, and stiffness. This 5.5 oz. sore muscle arthritis cream starts to soothe sore muscles immediately. Massage cream in before sports or exercise to help prevent stiffness from setting in. Use it after sports and exercise to help soothe aching muscles, muscle strain and stiffness. A unique concept in local pain management, it has a shelf life of 18 months.