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Suggest treatment for arthritis pain

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: For a long time I have experienced pain from arthritis. It is getting progessively worse. I have pain in my hands, feet as well as my hips and back. I am a male 64 years old. I would like to know an effective analgesic or pain relief medication that I can take safely and on a regular basis so that I may sleep at night.
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Answered by Dr. Heera Lal Poonia (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
opioids, steroids, non steroids are available. Meet your primary physician

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome to HCM and thanks for choosing us.

I share your concerns about pain due to arthritis. There are several medicines available for pain depending upon severity of pain and patient's need. You can choose from opioids , steroids, non steroids. You can have tablets or injections as per your requirements. Opioids are most effective pain relief agents. Non steroids are most commonly used as they have least side effects.

However you need to contact your primary doctor for prescription. You can discuss with your doctor about different types of pain medicines and your needs.

I hope my reply will benefit you. Please write to us for more information and follow up queries. I wish you good health. Thanks
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Brief Answer: opioids, steroids, non steroids are available. Meet your primary physician Detailed Answer: Hi, welcome to HCM and thanks for choosing us. I share your concerns about pain due to arthritis. There are several medicines available for pain depending upon severity of pain and patient's need. You can choose from opioids , steroids, non steroids. You can have tablets or injections as per your requirements. Opioids are most effective pain relief agents. Non steroids are most commonly used as they have least side effects. However you need to contact your primary doctor for prescription. You can discuss with your doctor about different types of pain medicines and your needs. I hope my reply will benefit you. Please write to us for more information and follow up queries. I wish you good health. Thanks