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Suggest treatment for pain in the hands when diagnosed with arthritis

My hands are so painful from arthritis. Do you consider Meloxicom a safe drug ? I discontinued it see if a cough that had hung on for months. Had been taking proton pump inhibitors along with Meloxicom. I stopped all of it and reflux and cough are gone,but my arthritis is flaring. Especially my hands. What is the best treatment.?
Mon, 5 Jun 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

In my opinion, I think you may use stronger analgesics or painkillers with lesser doses like Tylenol tabs combined with or without prednisone; hot and gentle massaging with topical anti-inflammatory gels will be effective in most of the cases.

If pain persists, for my patients I recommend further investigations and X-rays for proper evaluation and management.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Ahmed Aly Hassan
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