Frequently Asked Questions
How Do Doctor Hoy's® Products Work?
The active ingredients in Doctor Hoy's products are listed as topical or external analgesics by the Food and Drug Administration. Both the Doctor Hoy's Pain Relief Gel and Arnica Boost cream contain Arnica, a natural anti-inflammatory, which relieves pain by decreasing inflammation.
Is Doctor Hoy's Registered with the FDA?
Yes, our company and Pain Relief Gel are registered with the FDA. Our products are produced in an over-the-counter (OTC), FDA approved facility and Doctor Hoy's® meets all required stability testing.
How Often Should I Use Doctor Hoy's® Products?
Whenever you have stiffness, aches, or pain in muscles and joints. Our products are safe for everyday use.
Will Doctor Hoy's® Products Irritate My Skin?
Very rarely does Doctor Hoy's cause skin irritation. We have added skin-softening agents to help protect and hydrate the epidermal layer and are pH balanced. However, if you have sensitive skin, we recommend applying the product to a small area before normal use.
Where Can I Find Doctor Hoy's®?
Click here for our store locator. If you don’t find a store in your area, you can order Doctor Hoy's by calling us toll-free at 888.237.3668.
Is Doctor Hoy's® Safe for Children?
Both our Pain Relief Gel and Arnica Boost can be used by children. Consult a doctor for children under the age of 2.
Can I use Doctor Hoy's® if I am Pregnant or Nursing?
Doctor Hoy's is made from all natural ingredients with no toxins, parabens or aspirin derivatives. Consult with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or nursing.
Does Doctor Hoy's® Have a Guarantee?
If you purchased our product directly from our company and are not satisfied after using Doctor Hoy's as directed, simply return the unused portion within 30 days for a full product refund (less postage). If you purchased the product from one of our retailers, please contact that retailer for their specific policy.
Does Doctor Hoy's Accept FSA/HSA Cards?
All items on DoctorHoys.com are eligible to be purchased with an HSA/FSA card.
Natural Pain Relief Gel
What is Doctor Hoy's® Natural Pain Relief Gel and What Is It Used for?
Doctor Hoy's Natural Pain Relief Gel is a topical, water-based, analgesic which combines Arnica Montana, a powerful, natural anti-inflammatory, with Time-Release Menthol and Camphor for deep comforting relief from painful muscles, joints, stiffness, backache, neck ache, arthritis, bursitis, sprains, strains, and bruises.
How Does Doctor Hoy's® Natural Pain Relief Gel Work?
Menthol and Camphor are listed as topical or external analgesics by the Food and Drug Administration. They help to block pain receptors. Because Menthol only lasts about 40 minutes after it is applied to the skin, a portion of our Menthol is encapsulated in a Time Release Delivery System to produce hours of relief. The Pain Relief Gel also contains Arnica, a natural anti-inflammatory, which relieves pain by decreasing inflammation.
What Ingredients Are in Doctor Hoy's® Natural Pain Relief Gel?
When Should I Use Doctor Hoy's® Natural Pain Relief Gel?
Use before physical activity to prepare joints and muscles for exercise and to prevent injury or alleviate pain.
Use during activity to reduce pain, cramping, and spasms.
Use after activity to quicken recovery and reduce soreness.
How Long Will I Feel Relief?
While this will vary from person to person, most report between 1 to 5 hours of deep, lasting relief. This is due to our unique Time-Release Delivery System. Layering the gel allows for deeper absorption in the tissue for extended relief. Use alone or combine with Doctor Hoy's Natural Arnica Boost.
How Should the Gel Be Applied?
For best results, apply a generous amount to the affected and surrounding areas. Massage the gel into the skin until it has completely absorbed into the skin and begins to dry. Layering the gel allows for extended relief and a stronger sensation.
Will the Gel Sweat off or Run?
No, because the gel is water-based, it absorbs quickly into skin and muscles and dries clean.
What if the Gel Gets in My Eyes?
Flush out eyes immediately. The gel may cause slight, momentary discomfort and make your eyes water.
How Will the Gel Feel on My Skin?
Most people feel a cool sensation followed by a warming sensation. This is due to our perfect balance of 5% Menthol and 5% Camphor. Our water-based gel leaves the skin clean and without residue.
Does the Gel Have a Strong Odor?
The gel has a moderate Menthol scent that vanishes within 10–15 minutes.
Can I Use a Heating Pad with the Gel?
Will Doctor Hoy's® Natural Pain Relief Gel Stain My Clothing?
No, our gel is water-based.
Natural Arnica Boost
What is Doctor Hoy's® Natural Arnica Boost and What Is It Used for?
Doctor Hoy's Arnica Boost is an all-natural, topical cream made from the Arnica Montana flower which combines its amazing qualities with MSM, Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, St. John’s Wort and many other beneficial ingredients to provide an extra “Boost” of Arnica to sensitive or painful areas of the body. It is unscented and has no sensation.
Arnica Boost attacks inflammation and speeds the healing of a bruise and is ideal for recovery from surgical procedures or injury. It also helps to soothe nerve pain, calm muscle spasms, relieve painful joints, and backaches.
What Ingredients Are Used in Doctor Hoy's® Natural Arnica Boost?
When Should I Use Doctor Hoy's® Natural Arnica Boost?
Use Arnica Boost anytime to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. It can be used on its own or after applying Doctor Hoy's Natural Pain Relief Gel.
Can Arnica Boost Be Used in Sensitive Areas Like the Face and around the Eyes?
Yes, because the cream has no scent and no sensation it is perfectly safe and comfortable to use in sensitive areas. It is also safe for use on abrasions and cuts and will help these heal quicker. The cream itself has a very soft and smooth texture, goes on easily, and absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple.
Do You Use Oil or Petroleum in Your Arnica Boost Cream?
Arnica Boost contains a few nourishing essential oils, namely Jojoba, Safflower, and Argan. These help with conditioning, protecting, and healing the skin while leaving it feeling soft and nourished.