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What's a good pain med for RA in the hands?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: All NSAIDS !

While all nsaids are effective, it is more essential that inflammation is under control, both for arthritis progression, but also for prevention of an early heart attack or stroke.
Inflammation damages the ling of blood vessels and accelerates atherosclerosis. But more specific to your question, diclofenac gel or Ketoprofen gel work well, and use of capscacin creams can help as wsell.

In brief: All NSAIDS !

While all nsaids are effective, it is more essential that inflammation is under control, both for arthritis progression, but also for prevention of an early heart attack or stroke.
Inflammation damages the ling of blood vessels and accelerates atherosclerosis. But more specific to your question, diclofenac gel or Ketoprofen gel work well, and use of capscacin creams can help as wsell.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Start simple

Nsaids are a great start.
If after a month there is little improvement see a rheumatologist.

In brief: Start simple

Nsaids are a great start.
If after a month there is little improvement see a rheumatologist.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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