Lidocaine cream can be a very effective alternative for treating pain due to arthritis. It is a numbing agent that temporarily deadens nerves that send pain impulses to the brain. Lidocaine cream is applied directly on the skin associated with joint pain. For best results, cover the application with non-absorbent materials like plastic wrap.
Lidocaine was originally developed with many other uses in mind. It is very commonly used as preparation for painful and intrusive skin procedures such as IV insertion. It has been successfully used to treat hemorrhoids, eczema, insect bites, and minor burns.
But studies have recently shown the effectiveness of using lidocaine for relieving arthritis and joint pain. Lidocaine is available as an injection, but the more common uses involve creams or patches.
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