Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Patients with chronic pain who do not want to take harsh oral medications have the option of using topical medications for their symptoms.  These medications are a gel or a cream that are applied to the top of the skin. The gels are used to treat pain close to the surface of the body such as hands, knees, elbows and ankles.

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