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Finding Comfort in Menopause: Pain Relief Solutions for Women

Finding Comfort in Menopause: Pain Relief Solutions for Women

, by Aussie Pharma Direct, 10 min reading time

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. When does menopause start? Typically occurring in their late 40s or early 50s, menopause brings about significant changes in a woman's body, including hormonal fluctuations that can lead to various discomforts. One of the most common challenges faced by women during this phase is menopause-related pain, specifically muscle and joint pain.

So, what's the deal with menopause-related pain? Imagine waking up feeling like you've run a marathon, even though the most exercise you've done is reaching for the remote. Constant discomfort can affect daily activities, sleep patterns, and overall mood. Basically, it can turn the simplest tasks into Herculean feats. You know it, we all know it – it's the phase we all secretly wish we could fast-track through. 

So, in this blog post, we're going to explore the ins and outs of menopause-related pain and, most importantly, how pain relief creams can become your ticket to regaining control and, dare we say, your sanity.

How does menopause affect the body?

You see, oestrogen isn’t just related to the menstrual cycle. Besides its reproductive functions, it acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent. When it decreases especially during menopause, inflammation can run rampant, especially in weight-bearing joints like knees and hips, resulting in discomfort.

Menopausal women commonly experience other various types of pain as symptoms of menopause. Arthritis, a condition causing joint inflammation, doesn’t discriminate and can affect women during menopause, in addition to osteoporosis-related pain, marked by fragile bones and associated aches. General muscle soreness further adds to the discomfort, becoming a regular part of daily life.

Natural menopause remedy: Benefits of pain relief creams

When it comes to battling the persistent aches and menopause joint pain, pain relief creams can be one of the solution for relief. Here’s why these creams can help manage menopausal-related pain and discomfort:


Pain relief creams often boast a powerhouse of ingredients designed to tackle pain and inflammation head-on. They often contain a cocktail of active ingredients like menthol, camphor, arnica, and more. But what's the science behind these ingredients? Well, menthol and camphor work by creating a cooling sensation on the skin, distracting your brain from the pain signals and offering temporary relief. Arnica, on the other hand, has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling and discomfort. Depending on whichever product you use that has either one of these ingredients, the point of it is that they help make pain a little less intrusive.

Localised relief

One of the standout advantages of pain relief creams is their ability to provide localised relief. Unlike oral menopause medications that circulate throughout your entire system (which sometimes causing unwanted side effects), these creams focus their benefit precisely where you apply them. So, if your knee is protesting from yesterday's workout or your shoulder is reminding you of that overly enthusiastic gardening session, pain relief creams zoom in on these areas, providing relief without affecting the rest of your body.

Non-invasive option

Speaking of oral medications, let’s be honest – not everyone is thrilled about popping pills, especially when you're already dealing with hormonal changes during menopause. Pain relief creams offer a non-invasive alternative that doesn’t mess with your whole system. You won’t find yourself wondering if that pill is going to upset your stomach or interact with your other medications.

How to choose the right pain relief cream for your menopause symptoms

When it comes to choosing the right pain relief cream, navigating the array of options can feel like strolling through a confusing maze. We’ll break down the factors – skin type, allergy considerations, and personal preferences – to guide you toward the ideal choice.


Natural cream

Synthetic cream

Skin type

If you have sensitive skin prone to reactions, natural pain relief creams are often gentler. They typically incorporate botanical extracts, essential oils, and natural emollients that work harmoniously with various skin types, providing relief without causing irritation.

Synthetic creams can be potent, but their formulations can be a bit harsh, often invoking a strong cold or heat sensation. For individuals with sensitive skin, this intense sensation might not be comfortable and could lead to further irritation, leading to redness, itching, or dryness.


For those with allergies, natural options are generally safer. Arnica, menthol, and essential oils are known for their natural anti-inflammatory properties, however, it's crucial to check the ingredient list thoroughly, as some individuals might still be allergic to specific botanical extracts.

Synthetic creams might have chemical compounds that trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. If you have a history of allergies, opt for products with minimal synthetic additives.

Personal preference

If you prefer products derived from nature, natural pain relief creams align with eco-friendly and organic preferences. They often have a pleasant scent due to essential oils and botanical extracts, catering to those who prefer natural fragrances.

Synthetic creams, usually fragrance-free, might be a preference for individuals who are sensitive to strong scents, however, the intense cold or heat sensation they produce might not be comfortable for everyone.

Which option is better for you?

Here’s a summary of what might be suitable for you:

Natural pain relief creams

✔️ For sensitive skin

✔️ For allergies

✔️ For eco-friendly and organic preferences

✔️ For those who prefer mild, natural fragrance

Synthetic pain relief creams

✔️ For potency

✔️ For fragrance sensitivity

If you prefer natural, here's why the Soodox for Women Pain Relief Cream deserves a special spot in your self-care routine

Created with women in mind, Soodox for Women pain relief cream understands the intricacies of menopausal discomfort. It's not just another generic solution; it's specifically designed to cater to the pain points that many women experience during this transformative phase of life.

What sets Soodox apart is its natural approach to pain relief. Packed with potent natural ingredients like arnica, emu oil, rosemary oil, clary sage, and marjoram oil, this cream offers a blend of nature's healing power, creating a comprehensive formula that works harmoniously to alleviate menopause-related pains.

In the end, the choice between natural and synthetic pain relief creams boils down to your skin type, allergies, personal preferences, and the level of potency you seek. Careful consideration of these factors will guide you toward a pain relief solution that not only addresses your menopausal discomfort effectively but also aligns perfectly with your individual needs and comfort.

How to incorporate pain relief creams into your daily routine for effectiveness

Managing pain during menopause becomes a seamless journey when you blend the power of pain relief creams with mindful application techniques and complementary therapies in your day-to-day. 


Massaging the pain relief cream onto the affected area, as opposed to simply applying it stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic flow in the area. This increased circulation helps the skin absorb the active ingredients more effectively, and reach the underlying muscles, joints, or nerves. Furthermore, massaging the affected area can relax tense muscles and reduce muscle spasms. This relaxation not only provides immediate relief but also helps in preventing the pain from recurring.

Timing and consistency

Regular application maintains a consistent level of these ingredients, providing sustained relief throughout the day or night. This steady approach prevents pain from resurfacing quickly, allowing you to focus on your activities without constant interruptions. This means applying the cream when your body is at rest, such as before bedtime to promote relaxation and restful sleep, or after physical activities such as workouts or gardening.

Combining with other therapies

Cold and heat therapies, when integrated with pain relief creams, offer a holistic approach to pain management, addressing different aspects of discomfort and enhancing overall effectiveness. Integrating these therapies can potentially reduce the need for oral pain medications. By managing pain topically and with natural therapies, you minimise the risk of systemic side effects often associated with medications

Heat therapy for enhanced blood circulation

Both heat and pain relief creams promote improved blood flow to the affected area. Heat dilates blood vessels, enhancing circulation, and aiding in the absorption of active ingredients from the cream. Better circulation ensures a more efficient delivery of relief to the pain points.

Cold therapy for soothing sensation

Cold therapy, usually done with applying ice packs or cold packs, numbs the area, reducing inflammation and swelling. It's especially beneficial for acute pain or sudden flare-ups.

Especially when you have a menopause headache, you can use either cold or heat therapy, though the choice between heat and cold therapy can depend on the specific nature of the headache and what provides you with the most relief.

Check out the Women’s Pain Relief Bundle, a complete set of the Soodox for Women Pain Relief Cream and WheatBags Love that you can use as a hot or cold pack for a comprehensive pain management. 

The menopause phase is not just about enduring; it's about thriving. With the right tools, like pain relief creams, you can take charge of your pain management and continue to embrace life’s adventures with enthusiasm, free from unnecessary discomfort.


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