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Is there a way to help ease arthrits pain in my hands with out taking pills all the time?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Topical medication

Voltaren (diclofenac) gel and PENNSAID are two drugs that are applied topically to the site of pain.
Both work fairly well.

In brief: Topical medication

Voltaren (diclofenac) gel and PENNSAID are two drugs that are applied topically to the site of pain.
Both work fairly well.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Hand arthritis is difficult to manage without medications.
And you need to be careful about the types of meds you take and for how long. Sometimes modalities can help, such as a paraffin bath, which can be provided to you by a therapist. If you see a physiatrist, they may be able to provide some help.

In brief: Sometimes

Hand arthritis is difficult to manage without medications.
And you need to be careful about the types of meds you take and for how long. Sometimes modalities can help, such as a paraffin bath, which can be provided to you by a therapist. If you see a physiatrist, they may be able to provide some help.
Dr. Rohit Keswani
Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Saurabh Bajpai
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: RICE

Arthritis is usually caused due to an inflammation of the joint.
You can calm this inflammation down with rest, ice, compression & elevation. Please consult your doctor to get to the root of your arthritis. Remember that avoiding what causes the arthritis is always the best solution.

In brief: RICE

Arthritis is usually caused due to an inflammation of the joint.
You can calm this inflammation down with rest, ice, compression & elevation. Please consult your doctor to get to the root of your arthritis. Remember that avoiding what causes the arthritis is always the best solution.
Saurabh Bajpai
Saurabh Bajpai
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