What type of pain medication is typically prescribed for arthritis?

Arthritis. Usually anti-inflammatory medications (nsaid's)-remember this is as an adjunct to exercise, pt and other modalities.
NSAIDs. There are many different types of "arthritis". The most common kind is osteoarthritis. The most commonly prescribed medication for osteoarthritis is a class called the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (nsaids) and includes ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, piroxicam, diclofenac etc.