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Condition: Pain associated with Arthritis
10/29/2014 7:23:07 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The only downside I have encountered is getting the medicine on my lips or eyes because I use it on my hand. I apply with a glove, but the residue at times lingers. It has improved my pain greatly, allowing greater range of motion. I only use one application every week or so.

Condition: Pain associated with Arthritis
9/2/2014 2:17:46 PM

Reviewer: Rosanne, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I love this medication. I have osteoarthritis in the knee and this is the only medication that works. It does burn for a couple of days but if you can get through that, it's very effective. I thought it was alittle pricey but it's worth it.

Condition: Pain associated with Arthritis
4/29/2014 1:10:53 PM

Reviewer: No screen name, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have pain in my hands and used Salonpas pads. It caused a lot of discomfort during the day and night. I tried them at bedtime and couldn't sleep because of the pain it caused. Hard to sleep when all I can concentrate on is discomfort. I wasted my money.

Condition: Pain associated with Arthritis
4/1/2014 12:03:28 AM

Reviewer: Artur Itis, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I put this OTC product on my hands 24 hrs ago. It burns so bad, I can't get anything to make it stop. I don't like spicy foods at all. I think that fact makes it worse for me than others. I only wish I would of researched it first.

Condition: Pain associated with Arthritis
2/12/2014 12:54:46 PM

Reviewer: chelsea, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It has been 14 hrs. since I applied it to a few fingers that have been really hurting from arthritis. My fingers were burning after I applied it. Took a shower 14 hrs. later and now my hand is burning. I will not use this product again. Glad I didn't use it anywhere else.

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