Hot and Cold Pain Relief Patches

A Lady has a Pain Relief Patch on the back of her shoulder.

Hot and Cold Pain Relief Patches – I have been stricken with chronic back pain for years and still do to this day. I have a long list of back-related treatments, therapies and procedures I have had done throughout the years. Plus, several back pain relief products I have used.

I have used most of the pain relief patches I listed below. I did get some relief when I used them. For me, it helped with the knots and spasms in my back at the time. I like the fact the pain relief patches are relatively cheap compared to other methods that are much more costly. 

As I have said several times before, what works for one person might not work for the next. But then again it could work for the next 100 people. You just never know?

Pain relief patches have been around for a long time and are the answer to back pain for many people.

Hot and Cold Pain Relief Patches

Salonpas LIDOCAINE Pain Relieving Maximum Strength Gel 15Patch

Salonpas LIDOCAINE Pain Relieving Maximum Strength Gel 15Patch

The Salonpas topical pain relief products are designed for relieving sore aching backs and sore muscles. They are said to be the only one to provide an OTC pain patch that is FDA approved along with clinically proven.

The “Salonpas DEEP Relieving Gel” is applied by rubbing it into your skin where you are feeling pain. The pain relief is supposed to last up to 8 hours. These patches are cold when you first apply them but then they get hot. The reason for this is because they use the ingredient capsaicin.

This gel is a nice alternative to something like Advil or Tylenol for pain. I know for me, I can only take Advil every now and then because it bothers my stomach. By applying the gel patch right at the pain site you can avoid stomach problems. 

Especially, if you lead an active life and do any form of exercise or sports it’s nice to be able to slap on one of these gel patches at the end of the day for relief. 

Icy Hot Lidocaine Patch Plus Menthol 5 Count

Icy Hot Lidocaine Patch Plus Menthol 5 Count

If you compare Icy Hot Patches with the Salonpas product, they are created with 7.5% of the active ingredients versus 6% with Salonpas. In recent years Icy Hot has increased its dosage with the patch. As a result, they now work much more effectively. 

Icy Hot will work for soreness, dull aches, and chronic pain. The problem when using oral medications, is they only take care of the pain. This leaves you hanging with sore joints and muscles. People who currently us Ice Hot say the patch helps them to relieve pain and along with the soreness. In turn, makes this patch much more effective. 

Icy Hot has that distinctive smell that anyone who has used or has been around it will recognize. One complaint that comes up most often when using this patch is that it does not always stay in place for some people. It has been said that the manufacturers have added more medication to the patch causing it to slide. If the patch slides off completely the medication might not have enough time to take effect. 

My experience: I used these patches a long time ago. At the time I had bulging and ruptured discs. The patches did help some with the pain. I had no problems with the patches sliding around. I am aware of the comments about the extra medication being applied to the current patches. If you put a patch on and then decide to move it. Make sure the area you want to apply the patch has no medication and is dry. 

Salonpas Pain Relief Patches

Salonpas Pain Relief Patches

This Salonpas Pain Relief Patch is known for being an industry leader. It is said to be the very best if you have a stiff neck, backache, joint pain, and sore shoulders. This patch will also work for arthritis, bruises, strains, and sprains. They can last up to 8 hours containing 6% of the active ingredient.

They come in a very large size which can be convenient. This allows for customization of the patch forming it to your exact needs. Fitting whatever part of the body that needs pain relief.  Common uses of this product are to cut the patches into strips or custom sizes to fit your needs. By doing this you are not wasting any of the product which in turn saves the medication.

This patch uses 3 different ingredients combined with other benefits for fast-acting pain relief. The ingredients include methyl salicylate, Menthol, and Camphor. You should always look at the ingredients for every product you are considering using. Especially, if you are allergic to anything. The last thing anyone needs is to have an allergic reaction.

If you are someone who does like to take oral anti-inflammatory medications or can’t for any reason. The great thing with this patch is it only applies the pain medication on the exact spot where you have placed the patch.

Remember, all medications can work differently for different people. But I think you should know that some people have reported that this patch only lasts at the most 8 hours. Others have said that they need to apply the patches up to 8 different times every day. This product is sticky and will stay in place. However, before applying, you must thoroughly wash the area where you applied the patch. The area must also be dry. As with all medications, make sure you read the directions before using it. 

If you need relief for minor aches and pains, Salonpas patches are a good choice. If your pain is more intense you might want to use a different option. All in all, these patches are a good choice for minor pain relief and are inexpensive.

Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch 4″x2.75″, 5-Count Packages (Pack of 6)

Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch 4"x2.75", 5-Count Packages (Pack of 6)

The Tiger Balm Patch combines a blend of herbal ingredients for fast-acting pain relief. The patches provide lasting pain relief for hours with minimal odor. The odor fades after about 15 minutes. The patches are not at all messy and no worries when it comes to staining your clothes. 

It is a “ventilated hydrogel” that is designed to contour the body to deliver pain relief without additional discomfort. It comes with a pull-and-peel protective film making it easy to apply but more importantly easy to remove. This patch does come in large if needed for larger body parts. That is convenient for lower back pain. You can find the Tiger Balm Patch in each size with the reusable zip pouch for easy storage. 

Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch is specifically targeted for temporary relief of minor aches and pains such as; your lower back, muscle strains, joints, arthritis, and other body areas.  It comes with the active ingredients of Menthol at 24 mg, Camphor at 80mg, and Capsicum Extract at 16 mg per patch. The inactive ingredients include eucalyptus oil, mentha oil, aluminum glycinate, kaolin, glycerin, polysorbate 80, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, propylene glycol, sodium polyacrylate, hydrotalcite, polyacrylic acid solution, sorbitol solution, and water. 

When you apply this patch the active ingredients are quickly absorbed by the skin entering the bloodstream. Giving temporary relief lasting several hours. When you first put on the Tiger Balm Patch you feel a warm soothing feeling to the applied area. Since there are no messy ingredients to worry about. The patches can easily be worn under clothing. 

For best results, apply to clean and dry skin. If there is any moisture on your skin this will cause the ingredients to intensify. You want to make sure you wash hands right after you apply the patch and avoid touching your eyes.

Sometimes your back pain will more than a pain relief patch. Inversion therapy is a great way to fight more severe back pain. Inversion therapy is commonly done with an inversion table. Learn More about finding the Best Inversion Table.

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