Medication for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis pain relief include:
- Acetaminophen: Ideal for those mild to moderate pain
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): Over-the-counter NSAIDs, including ibuprofen and naproxen sodium, can relieve pain. Stronger NSAIDs are available by prescription.
- Duloxetine: Normally used as an antidepressant, this medication is approved to treat chronic pain.
When you visit one of our specialists in NJ seeking pain relief for your osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, rest assured we’ll take the time to get to know your lifestyle and the severity of your symptoms to make safe, informed, and effective recommendations in regard to the management of your discomfort.