There are several lotions, gels, and creams on the shelves that claim to help relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. These ointments can be rubbed directly onto the skin and as the skin absorbs the ingredients, possible relief may be found in the joints. Products that contain menthol, camphor, salicylate, or capsaicin are said to be the most beneficial for treating rheumatoid arthritis.
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