This is now hx for me as I am now on prometrium and crinone. I had no clue about massaging it out or using a hot pack. I bet these things would have worked but not w/ my body chills and flu symptoms. The flu symptoms kicked in this morning and I was in bed from 1 to 5 after having to leave work early. I have felt better since around 6pm and I think tomorrow only my butt will hurt. I have to admit that I do have a low pain tolerance but c'mon today was so so so awful.