Using Pain cream on lymphedema arm, a terrible idea??
Has anyone used a pain cream, like Ben gay or capsaican cream on their lymphedema arm ? Any opinions on this? I have ongoing lymphadema swelling in my arm along with a pinched nerve in my elbow. I have been taking a medication for the nerve pain, but I'm starting to feel some side effects - heart palpitations - that scare me. I'd like to stop it & have been thinking of topical pain creams as an alternative to pills. I've used a very tiny amount on my hand & it definitely helps...any and all opinions will be much appreciated!