In certain areas! Zostrix (capsaicin) must have the capsaisin in it enter the tissue causing pain. This can only occur over body joints, knees, ankles, hands and feet. It may help trochanteric bursitis. But remember, is fetting rid of pain, not the cause.
No. I am not aware of the use of zostrix (capsaicin) for arthritis pain.
Yes. It blocks the release of substance p from pain fibers.
Yes. Capsaicin creams contain contain pepper compounds. There may be a slight burn initially but these compounds may also help minor arthritis pain.
Yes for some. I have had success in treating arthritis and other conditions with zostrix (capsaicin). If you use this, please make certain to avoid getting any near mucous membranes: wash your hands thoroughly and use gloves.