knee and shin pain

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Went to see the pain dr at Leigh hospital yesterday.due to nerve pain ive been given Capsaicin cream 0.75 which contains chilli, after 4 hours or so the area starts to heat up and is supposed to calm down the nerve pain.

ive had shin pain since my motorbike accident jan '14. I also have 2 torn ligaments in left knee, so the cream should help this too. 

is anyone else using this cream and how do you find it?

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    NO, but I am going to try it. I get incredible pain i my thigh every night. A hot water bottle applied before the pain has really got hold of me seems to help a bit, so this cream which you mention could also be a good remedy.  The pain is really beyond what i thought possible!  I would love to find something to help and I hope you also find it effective!
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    Be careful how you apply it. Use gloves as the cream is hot and can warm up your fingers, don't touch your face . There similar products Available as tablet. Lyrica and gabaoentin.
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     Spelling mistake. Gabapentin
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      Gabapentin ( I had it a couple of years ago for for paresthesia) turned me into a totally different person. I had to stop taking it . . . it was weird!  But everyone is different. I have heard of people who can't take tramadol, and it's fine for me.
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    Yes, just use a small pea size of cream with gloves, or wash hands very thoroughly afterwards. 

    i also take gabapentin 1800 mg a day yet it doesnt seem to relieve the nerve pain

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