When joint or muscle pain hits, most people reach for tablets. However, there is a better alternative which has no ill-effects on the digestive system or other organs like most painkillers do – Emu Oil.

Due to its powerful anti-inflammatory and superior penetrating properties, emu oil can penetrate the stratum corneum barrier (outer layer of skin) to provide relief from arthritis, as well as muscular aches and pains, bruising, strains and sprains.

Emu Oil of course is derived from the emu which is indigenous to Australia. Emu Tracks has manufactured and marketed Emu Oil and Emu Oil products for over 20 years with outstanding success in the treatment of multiple muscle and joint problems.

Bruising and Muscle Pain

Emu oil can significantly reduce recent bruising and muscle pain where the injury is relatively superficial. The treatment being the massage and compress combination previously described. Similarly, sports related muscle strains have been significantly reduced with a post-exercise emu oil massage. Some trainers and masseurs use emu oil in preference to other oils, again indicating a superior anti-inflammatory action over commonly used embrocation.


The benefit of emu oil in reducing joint pain, swelling and stiffness is most evident on hands, feet, knees and elbows.

Stiff joints, particularly as seen in hands, is one area where massaging emu oil is of considerable benefit. The method used is to massage oil two or three times a day into the painful area.

On 19/03/2017, Emu Tracks brought their Emu Oil Liniment to the Bay to City Fun Run in Adelaide, South Australia


Emu Oil is recommended for the relief of arthritis and muscular aches and pains. Previous studies have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory effects of emu oil on a variety of ailments and have shown that it may reduce swelling and inflammation and increase joint mobility. Emu oil can also rapidly penetrate the skin barrier once applied so that it will quickly take effect on targeted areas such as sore muscles and joints.

Used for centuries by the original inhabitants of Australia, emu oil has reached a point where proper clinical studies need to be done to determine its place in the medical armamentarium.