Generic Name: CAPSAICIN - TOPICAL Pronounced: (kap-SAY-i-sin) Castiva Warming Top Uses
This medication is used to treat minor aches and pains of
the muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). It may also be used to
treat nerve pain. Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in
your body (substance P) that helps pass pain signals to the
How To Use Castiva Warming Top
Use this medication on the skin only. Follow all
directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the
information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
For the cream, gel, and lotion forms, apply a thin layer
of medication to the affected area and rub in gently and thoroughly. You may
want to use a cotton ball/swab or latex glove to apply the medication to avoid
touching the medication with your hands.
Do not apply the medication in the eyes, mouth, nostrils,
or genitals. If you do get the medication in those areas,...
Alternative Names Pain - knee Prevention Increase your activity level slowly over time. For example, when you begin exercising again, walk rather than run. Always warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Stretch your quadriceps and hamstrings. Replace your sports shoes often. Get good advice about proper footwear for your foot shape and mechanics. For example, if you land on the outside of your heel and turn your foot inward when you walk (pronate), consider anti-pronation footwear. References Frontera WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation . 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2008:section 7. Miller RH III, Azar FM. Knee injuries. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics . 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier:2007:chap 43. Porcheret M, Jordan K, Croft P. Treatment of knee pain in older adults in primary care: Development of an evidence-based model of care. Rheumatology. 2007;46:638-648. Labropoulos N, Shifrin DA, Paxi...
A large percentage of people with fibromyalgia are hypersensitive to cold. And many with other chronic pain conditions also find that being cold makes their pain worse. Since this is an exceptionally cold winter in may parts of the country, I thought it would be a good time to go over some tips to help us stay warm. 1. Fabric matters – The kind of fabric you wear can make a big difference. Do not wear cotton next to your skin. Cotton absorbs moisture, which will keep your skin damp and therefore colder. Ideally you want a fabric next to your skin that wicks moisture away from you. Wool is faster and better at pulling moisture away from your skin than any other fabric. We tend to think of wool as scratchy and uncomfortable next to the skin, but Merino wool is actually very soft and comfortable. Fleece is another good option. A thin layer of fleece next to your skin can be very comfy. When it comes to coats, d...
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