Need Pain Relief? I Do…All Too Often + a giveaway

I am doomed to aches and pains. And I’m not just being pessimistic. A chain of unfortunate events – from my undiagnosied hip dysplasia as a baby and mismatched legs, to a bad fall I took a year and a half ago – have left me with chronic pains. While I do take pain medication regularly, I don’t like to pop pills all the time, and so I try to endure. Grin and bear it and don’t complain. That’s my motto.

I’m a mom. I can’t stop. No matter what aches I may be dealing with, kids still need to be picked up, dinner still needs to be made, and laundry still needs to be folded. And then there are the little extras that I actually want to do…like exercising and dancing and hiking with the kids.

Just two weeks ago, I attended a mother-daughter ZUMBA FITNESS® class. I had So. Much. Fun! But the next day, I was paying the price. My old knee injury was screaming in pain. Luckily, I had just received a package full of Salonpas pain relieving patches and immediately put one on my knee (don’t worry– you will get the chance to get your own pack of Salonpas by entering the giveaway below)

I had never tried Salonpas before, though I had heard of them and seen them in stores. After the Salonpas relieved my aching knee, I swore to keep my bathroom closet stocked up on Salonpas all the time.

In the past 2 weeks, I have used Salonpas to relieve pain from a shoulder that was slept on wrong, my knee, and lower back pain. I love these things!!


About Salonpas:

Salonpas just introduced three new pill free OTC pain relief products that are ideal for parents and their children who are 12 years and up. These new products include:

  • Salonpas® Pain Relieving GEL-PATCH HOT –  these patches represent a medical advancement in patch therapy as it features capsaicin (0.025%) and menthol (1.25%) in a soothing cloth that is ideal for minor aches and pain relief in the shoulder, upper back and lower back. Capsaicin is an ingredient found in some hot peppers, including cayenne peppers, which makes the peppers spicy hot. When capsaicin is used on the skin topically, it helps relieve pain by first stimulating and then diminishing the intensity of pain signals in the body.
  • Salonpas® Pain Relieving Jet SprayUsing a highly pressurized jet force, the Salonpas Pain Relieving Jet Spray delivers a strong cooling effect to the skin minus any greasy feeling or messy drip.
  • Salonpas® Pain Relieving Massage Foam – Nothing beats a good massage…until now.  Combining the benefits of self-massage with a powerful, clean drying medicine, provides relief for even tough pain.  With active ingredients menthol (3%) and methyl salicylate (10%), the Salonpas® Pain Relieving Massage Foam is an easy-to-use topical analgesic that delivers pain relief in seconds.


Have you ever tried Salonpas? What methods do you use for non-OTC pain relief?

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This giveaway ends April 21st.
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom team member, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

Please note: this post is part of a promotional campaign with Salonpas. Opinions and pain are all my own!



  1. Beverly says

    Migraines are my most frequent source of pain, but I also have occasional pain in my lower back… Will have to give Salonpas a try!

  2. Samantha F says

    I have never used Salonpas. I suffer from chronic muscle pain in my neck and back and hate to take pain medicine as I feel i would always be taking pills so I use heat therapy a lot.

  3. says

    I have wrist pain from overuse. I’ve tried these products and love them. Although, I had a reaction to them because I left them on too long.

  4. Terri says

    Where should I start? I have fibromyalgia, arthritis in my spine, IBS and scoliosis, all of which cause one pain or another. I, too, try to “grin and bear it” as best I can but some days … !

  5. KRISTIE OBRA says

    I dont have much, but my mother broke both of her wrists and has had knee surgery, this would be perfect for her!

  6. Kathlyne says

    My tummy hurts, and I don’t think these would help, but I’ve been having some sacral pain lately that these could help.

  7. kristen m says

    My primary pain today is a finger that I think I broke a couple of weeks ago but never had checked out by a doctor, oooops.

  8. Shari says

    I’ve used crutches most of my life, and believe it or not, walking is almost as hard on the shoulders and arms as it is on the legs, so I’ve just about worn out my right shoulder. It hurts when I walk, when I lift something even a little heavy, sometimes just because! Would love to win this!

  9. Sheryl Gruhler says

    I have back pain every morning! I don’t think I’m getting along very well with my new mattress.

  10. Suzanne Denys says

    I have a blood disorder (Essential Thrombocythemia) and they did 4 bone marrow biopsies on me at 24 years old. I haven’t had much problems with my blood disorders but the back of my hip where they took the biopsies have pain daily. I also do the grin and bear it but Salonpas works great! I’ve used it before and they are awesome for pain.

  11. says

    I have fibromyalgia,arthritis and things they are trying to diagnose. Today’s pains du jour are right knee, right neck, left wrist and low back.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  12. says

    My husband could really use these! He has herniated discs in his back and a knee injury, he doesn’t take pain medication because he had an addiction to it, so these would be perfect!

  13. Jane Squires says

    I understand pain as I’ve dealth with it for years. I have rhuemotoid arthritis, fused ankle from a car wreck and oesteoarthritis too. I had the same problems of you raising my kids. Now they are raised and it is with grandchildren. Please enter me.

  14. Terri L says

    I suffer from occasional neck pain. I have psoriasis and have psoratic arthritis in some locations as well.

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