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I recently found myself nursing (pun intended) back pain that caused heel pain when standing & walking (most likely a back strain involving L5-S1 and or my SI joint). I am a big fan of thermal techniques, so I started with wearing a Tiger Balm patch during the day and switching to my heating pad at night. NSAID’s helped a tad plus stretching more, elevating my desk chair to improve my posture and wearing supportive shoes during the day. Some days were better than others, but I did not feel I was mending as expected. I had to modify my walk schedule which makes my dogs most unhappy. It dawned on me after speaking with a friend, that I might switch to ice therapy………duh, knock on wood—after a few days, I am feeling better. I guess I had more swelling than anticipated. Fingers Crossed, okay?