A 45-year-old member asked:
what are the best pain relievers for severe chronic joint pain as with arthritis?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Gregory Fehr answered
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
Dr. REHAN MEMON answered
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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