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what are the best pain relievers for severe chronic joint pain as with arthritis?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Arthritis: The first line pain relievers remain Ibuprofen at 600mg every8 hrs, naprosyn (naproxen) every 8 hrs, short term steroids. Your dr can advise you the best therapies.
Answered on May 3, 2015
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Dr. REHAN MEMON
21 years experience Pain Management
NSAID: Try topical NSAID s first. (pennsaid, voltaren gel, flector patch) all need doctors rx. Then try selective nsaids like Celebrex or mobic (meloxicam). Talk to yr doctor to refer to rheumatologist or pain mgmt if pain perisits.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience Pain Management
NSAIDs : Nsaids are the first line agents- be careful of GI or cv side effects. Dont forget about stretching and exercising!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Have your Dr check you kidney function every three months is you going to take NSAIDS every day
Jan 31, 2012

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