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Does Vicks vapor rub help alleviate symptoms for a knee arthroplasty?
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: No
Might feel good on the skin, though.

In brief: No
Might feel good on the skin, though.
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
The sensation of pain is partly in the peripheral nerves (e.
g. Your knee) and partly in the central part of your nervous system (your brain). Although we don't understand why, frequently a topical agent like vick's, aspercreme, or capsaicin (chile peppers) can provide relief from pain.

In brief: Yes
The sensation of pain is partly in the peripheral nerves (e.
g. Your knee) and partly in the central part of your nervous system (your brain). Although we don't understand why, frequently a topical agent like vick's, aspercreme, or capsaicin (chile peppers) can provide relief from pain.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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