There are a unique list of causes, symptoms and treatments for each of the 100 or more types of arthritis. Arthritis suffers will more than likely report pain as the main symptom. Learning how to manage pain is a key factor for an arthritis sufferer.
When it comes to dealing with arthritis pain, at least you can rest assured in knowing that there are a lot of options available to you out there. It is recommended that you begin taking one of the milder forms of treatment and then move your medication up in strength if required. Medications which many of us already use on a regular basis such as Tylenol and Aspirin can be effective pain relievers. However in most cases, the relief provided by these medications is insufficient.
There are several creams and gels that can be purchased over-the-counter which are useful if the arthritis pain experienced is more serious. Joints and muscles that are tired or inflamed are comforted by arthritic creams. Arthritis creams work so well because they include salicylate or capsaicin or menthol as their active ingredient. Prescription only medication is highly valued at soothing the joint pains brought on by arthritis.
The most commonly used drug is analgesics, which are more than often the most prescribed drug. They help relieve pain and are safe for most people, even those who suffer from allergic reactions and stomach problems. Acetaminophen, a superbly effective and affordable drug, is the analgesic prescribed most frequently. A combination of acetaminophen and codeine can be recommended by a medical practitioner if the patient is in extreme pain. However, this should only ever be taken under the authority of a medical professional.
Finding the right type of medication that works for you may take time but it will be worth it. Adhere to your doctor’s dosage instructions, visit them on a regular basis and keep them informed of how the treatment is going.