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Capsaicin trials for fibromyalgia

In this trial, 45 participants with fibromyalgia were randomised to apply either 0.025% capsaicin gel or placebo gel to areas with pain four times a day for four weeks.

Participants who used capsaicin reported less tenderness and experienced significant increase in grip strength when compared to participants on the placebo.

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