9 doctors weighed in:

What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
Thank
Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Patient specific!

All nsaids give pain releief and there is no one best for all patients with arthritis, or any specific type of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or psoriatic arthritis.
Some patients do better with one, others with a different medication. As a clinician i may try 2-3 different medications to find one that works best. I am not discussuing narcotics, since few need these!

In brief: Patient specific!

All nsaids give pain releief and there is no one best for all patients with arthritis, or any specific type of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or psoriatic arthritis.
Some patients do better with one, others with a different medication. As a clinician i may try 2-3 different medications to find one that works best. I am not discussuing narcotics, since few need these!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
163K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors