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How does trolamine salicylate treat joint and muscle pain?

Trolamine salicylate (sold under the brand names Aspercreme, Myoflex and others) temporarily eases joint and muscle pain by decreasing inflammation and swelling in the affected areas. It is applied by rubbing the cream into the painful area and the medicine is absorbed through the skin.

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