I get very similar pain to yours, due to poor posture that I've been trying to correct for several years now...what I currently use is this ban-gay-like stuff called BIOFREEZE which is SO great, doesnt leave an oily reside (it dries fast) and has a faint scent of sorta minty-ness (the stuff is green gel) that goes away after about 3 minutes...only problem is, it isn't available over the counter
i have ONE tube of it that my FOOT doctor actually gave me from his office's stock, to help a foot injury repair faster so I could walk on it, but the tube was so big I've been using it for my back...I'm almost out though and I don't know what I will do at that point
Which brings me to a question for Kim...
Kim, any ideas of how I can get this stuff? LOL I may hafta just go back to my foot doctor and tell him the stuff was great, can I buy some more?
btw, here's the site for the stuff: www.biofreeze.com
hmm, looking at the site, it seems that maybe it can be ordered straight from the company...I may look into it...