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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for joint pain?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Usually with joint pain that is common stiffness or osteoarthritis can be treated first line with otc tylenol, (acetaminophen) and/or nsaids like Ibuprofen and naproxen.
Failing that you should see your doctor for more evaluation and possible prescription treatment.

In brief: Depends

Usually with joint pain that is common stiffness or osteoarthritis can be treated first line with otc tylenol, (acetaminophen) and/or nsaids like Ibuprofen and naproxen.
Failing that you should see your doctor for more evaluation and possible prescription treatment.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eval

Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic.

In brief: Eval

Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lots

There are innumerable pills for joint pain.
The key is figuring out the reason for the joint pain. Arthritis or acute joint pain may respond to Ibuprofen or similar drugs. Rheumatoid and other systemic arthritis respond to fancier medicines that affect the immune system. Some people find glucosamine supplements to be helpful for some joint pains too. Best idea is to talk to your doctor.

In brief: Lots

There are innumerable pills for joint pain.
The key is figuring out the reason for the joint pain. Arthritis or acute joint pain may respond to Ibuprofen or similar drugs. Rheumatoid and other systemic arthritis respond to fancier medicines that affect the immune system. Some people find glucosamine supplements to be helpful for some joint pains too. Best idea is to talk to your doctor.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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