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Rub-on pain reliever can ease arthritis discomfort

Posted January 18, 2013, 1:30 pm Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch When it comes to relieving the pain of achy joints, many people reach for a pain-relieving pill like aspirin or ibuprofen. There may be a better way. When the source of pain is close to the surface, applying a cream, gel, patch, or spray that contains a pain reliever right where it hurts can ease pain and help…

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