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Are there any good over-the-counter medication for arthritis pain?

Are there any good over-the-counter medication for arthritis pain?

Glucosamine: You can take supplements such as combination of glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, you can also take painkillers such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

Menthol, capsaicin: If limited to over the counter ointments, some options include counterirritant products (menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil), capsaicin, or ointments with salicylates. Some of the above ointments include icy hot, tiger balm, bengay, aspercreme, capsaicin.

There are other perscription options that should be discussed with your physician such as lidocain based patches, anti-inflamatory based ointments. ...Read more

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How to ease arthritis pain, using minimal pain medications?

Mixed modalities.: Take 3-omega fatty acids as fish or flaxseed oil (my preference!). You should take enough to take 1500-2000mg per day. Regular flaxseed oil is less expensive and has more omega-3, which is antiinflammtory! Take adequate vitamin d3, at least 2000/day with calcium. Gentle atraumatic exercises like yoga, cardio-dancing, pilates helps. Take ibuprophen or naproxen. These will help, but not remit! ...Read more

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How can I cure myself from arthritis pain without taking any medication?

See below: Here is a link to a number of things you can try:

http://www. Webmd. Com/rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/rheumatoid-arthritis-natural-treatments. ...Read more

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Is the topical use of juniper berry essential oil useful for arthritis pain relief?

Is the topical use of juniper berry essential oil useful for arthritis pain relief?

Pain.: Pain is the one area where alternative therapies have a good chance of working. So much of pain is perception. If it works, by all means continue. If you don't find it working don't waste your money ...Read more

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Why are doctors so hard on prescribing pain medication if it seems to be the only thing getting through day by day with psoriatic arthritis pain?

Why are doctors so hard on prescribing pain medication if it seems to be the only thing getting through day by day with psoriatic arthritis pain?

Psoriasis pain: The issues is the type of pain medication. With a chronic condition a long acting steady state drug is the best as this avoids the ups and downs that a short acting agent will do. Using a short acting agent for a long duration is a very bad idea. Taking a short acting agent infrequently is not a problem. ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis pain relief, Aleve (naproxen) or Advil?

Both are good: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are anti-inflammatory medications and either can be used to treat arthritis pain. Aleve only needs to be taken 2 times per day (every 12 hours) where as Advil can be taken 3 times per day (every 8 hours). Do not take them both together but try them both separately and see which is more effective for you. ...Read more

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I have heard that ural (citrotartrate) medication (for urinary tract infection) also helps with arthritis pain. Is this so?

I have heard that ural (citrotartrate) medication (for urinary tract infection) also helps with arthritis pain. Is this so?

I don t think: There is no dierect correlatiomn on what that medicattin does and the pains of arthritis. Don t forget that the placebo effect can be as high as 30 per cent. ...Read more

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My psoriatic arthritis pain in the spine and fingers is mild. Doc has decided not to use any medication yet. When should he consider using DMARDs?

My psoriatic arthritis pain in the spine and fingers is mild. Doc has decided not to use any medication yet. When should he consider using DMARDs?

Quality: It really has to follow a detailed conversation about the risks and benefits of such in light of your quality of life and the severity of your condition. You should be an active part of the decision making process. ...Read more

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Ac joint arthritis pain for 9 months. No relief from nsaids. Temp relief from 3 cortisone shots. Doctor says surgery is next step. Sound right?

Ac joint arthritis pain for 9 months. No relief from nsaids. Temp relief from 3 cortisone shots. Doctor says surgery is next step. Sound right?

Yes: This sounds like standard of care. You can always request other nonsurgical therapies, but if you're having unrelenting pain after several months of treatment, your doctor's plan is well within the standard of care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Arthritis medication: There are a number of different types of arthritis and the type of arthritis you have will determine which class of drugs would be appropriate. I would recommend getting in for a good evaluation from a rheumatologist and letting them guide you in what medications are appropriate. ...Read more

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What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

Arthritis Drugs: Drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis include Leflunomide (arava) and the "biologic" medications Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade), Anakinra (kineret), Adalimumab (humira), Rituximab (rituxan), Abatacept (orencia), golimumab (simponi), certolizumab pegol (cimzia), and tocilizumab (actemra). Each of these medications can increase the risk for infections but are very effective. ...Read more

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How do you manage new arthritis pain?

How do you manage new arthritis pain?

Depends: If it is just one joint, the options include splinting, injections, or surgery which can be joint replacement or fusion. Multiple joints are usually treated more with medications such as non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve arthritis pain?

What can I do to relieve arthritis pain?

Several things!: If you have inflammation, for example from rheumatoid arthritis, pain relief may be important, but reducing the cause is probably more important. Mechanical appliances, orthotics, and bracing can help. You may need surgery. Certainly the use of drugs which work like Naproxen should be tried. Prednisone may help. Narcotics are absolutely the last resort! ...Read more

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What can I do for arthritis pain quickly?

What can I do for arthritis pain quickly?

Injection: The best way to treat an acute flare of arthritis is an injection of cortisone. I typicality recommend trying rest, ice and either advil or Aleve (naproxen) first. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

Rest: Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Therapy may include the use of heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and exercise. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more

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What can you do about excruciating arthritis pain?

What can you do about excruciating arthritis pain?

Depends on whether: arthritis is general or a single jt. Meds could incl.NSAIDs (but I feel the may make things worse in the long run), prescription meds like methotrexate, gold salts, etc. For a single jt, prolotherapy, prp, surgery incl replacement are all options. Osteopathic manipulation sometimes helps & some 'arthritis' is actually nerve pain. Discussing options w/ a dr trained in Integrative Pain medicine may help ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help against arthritis pain?

Please suggest what foods help against arthritis pain?

None: Many diets have been postulated as therapies for arthritis, but long term studies have failed to substantiate any benefit from them. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to soothe arthritis pain?

LOTS of things: Exercise and stretching can improve arthritis pain. I recommend alternating resistance and aerobic exercise 6 days per week with stretches every day. Aerobic exercise should be moderate intensity and low impact (elliptical). Losing weight can help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aleve can help, but discuss with your doctor before taking. Glucosamine, chondroitin and 5-loxin can help symptoms in some as can topicals. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to ease or eliminate this psoriotic arthritis pain?

See a rheumatologist: You can go a long way to eliminating the pain by controlled the underlying inflammatory process. See a rheumatologist. There are several medications which can be dramatically beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for arthritis pain?

What is the best remedy for arthritis pain?

Foot Arthritis: Inflammatory joint diseases are responsible of chronic systemic inflammation, joint degradations, deformities, and altered quality of life. Patients suffering from chronic rheumatic diseases also present increased bone fragility and increased fracture risk. A new class of medications called biologics are very successful at treating this disease process. ...Read more

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Any alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

Any alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

Talk to your dr: Accupuncture, fish oil, arnica. Speak to your dr before starting any treatments. Pharmacies that specialize in homeopathic remedies may be helpful

"routine" treatments include low impact exercise, weight loss, anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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How to deal with arthritis pain in the ankles?

OA in ankles: Maintain proper weight, exercise regularly (but not to the point of exascerbating ankle pain). Use otc zostrix (capsaicin) cream/thermacare wraps twice daily for arthritic pain relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do swimming exercise help relieve arthritis pain?

Swimming: Absolutely, one of the best exercises for it--low impact and buoyant. ...Read more

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How effective is sam-e in relieving arthritis pain?

How effective is sam-e in relieving arthritis pain?

Minimal: There have been several studies recently examining the effect of sam-e versus control or traditional nsaids.
There was no appreciable benefit from sam-e therapy. ...Read more

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What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joints or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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What are some alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

What are some alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

Several.: Omega-3 fatty acids. Anti-oxidants (grapeseed extract), losing weight, bracing, splinting, exercise appropriate non-traumatic activity. Warm heat for chronic pain. Capsacin cream applied to hands and feet. Several others. The effectiveness is moderate for pain relief in arthritis and rheumatism. ...Read more

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What do you feel are the best OTC arthritis pain pills?

What do you feel are the best OTC arthritis pain pills?

Ibuprofen (Motrin): Or Aleve (naproxen) are the typical OTC meds for arthritis. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be used. ...Read more

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Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

No: No scientific evidence prove today of the effeteness of the metal bracelet for arthritis pain. Mostly placebo effects. ...Read more

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Arthritis pain is kicking my butt. How do I combat this?

Not enough info: Where is the pain? . What do x rays show? Have you seen a doctor about this problem? Answer these questions first. Get the problems evaluated and then you will know the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for arthritis pain and swelling?

Are there any good home remedies for arthritis pain and swelling?

Fish oil, Arnika: Fish oil is good for joints as well as your heart. Arnika is a "homeopathic" anti inflammatory medicine which some patients find affective. If you have access to a pharmacy that specializes in homeopathic treatment they may have other options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try limbrel for arthritis pain?

Not approved: Limbrel is a herbal remedy touted for it, s use in osteoarthritis. It has not been studied and approved for safety or effectiveness, and some herbal compounds that are not pure have contained harmful bi-products. There are better remedies. ...Read more

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What's the best over-the-counter medicine to relieve arthritis pain?

What's the best over-the-counter medicine to relieve arthritis pain?

Exercise: Exercise (gentle stretchings, walking, swimming) is one of the best things you can do for arthritis pain; its better than over-the-counter, its free. You can take supplements such as combination of glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, you can also take painkillers such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

Anti-inflammatory: Mild hip arthritis can often improve with a short course of anti-inflammatory medication as well as physical therapy to focus on pelvic strength, range of motion, and flexibility. In some cases an intra-articular steroid injection can help if therapy or medications do not help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the foot?

What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the foot?

Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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What are powerful ways to reduce arthritis pain in foot?

What are powerful ways to reduce arthritis pain in foot?

What kind of arthr?: What type of arthritis. Treatment is dependent of diagnosis, and it is possible steroid injections may be used. An nsaid, like naproxen, should be used, but additional meds depend on diagnosis. Orthotics may also help, but you have not specified where in the foot is the pain! ...Read more

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How to manage arthritis pain?

See Physician: See rheumatologist for evaluation, work up and treatment. Exercise and ice/heat/massage may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What will help arthritis pain?

What will help arthritis pain?

Lots: There are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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What foods help arthritis pain?

What foods help arthritis pain?

Foods for Arthritis: Cauliflower contains several anti-inflammatory nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and vitamin k. Vitamin k helps regulates the inflammatory response, and omega-3 fatty acids is a type of fat believed to have anti-inflammatory abilities. Cauliflower also contains selenium, a substance that helps strengthen the immune system, and indole-3-carbinol, a molecule to prevent inflammation. ...Read more

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How can you manage arthritis pain?

Treat the problem: The best way to treat pain from arthritis is to fix the underlying cause of the specific type of arthritis you have. In addition to that, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories are the most commonly prescribed pain medication in general. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more