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What is the most recommended pain medication for hand joint pain?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Start with Tylenol (acetaminophen): Persistent pain should be checked out. Overuse of tylenol type medications (acetaminophen) can cause liver and kidney problems. The typical nsaid's like ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) and even occasional Aspirin can work, also. Bottom line is you need to find out what is causing the pain, so you need to see a doctor.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Not pain medication: We usually don't prescribe pain medication for joint pain. We often use anti-inflammatories. Which one of these you use is up to you and your doc. There is no one that is " the best ". It is which one works for you the best in reducing your symtoms.

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Last updated Feb 19, 2015

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