Osteoarthritis pain relief is one of the first lines of treatment of the condition. Treatment can start with over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Advil or Tylenol. Some companies also market pain relievers which are specifically made for arthritis pain relief. These over-the-counter medications are for more mild cases, where patients should still consult a doctor to create a lifestyle change in order to stop the progression of the disease.
There are multiple ways of approaching the management of patients with moderate to severe osteoarthritis, and this discussion will focus on a combination of behavioral change, medication and lifestyle, all of which affect disease. Osteoarthritis rarely occurs in the absence of other medical conditions; it appears frequently in combination with…