Question: What is the most effective painkiller to take for chronic pain because of osteoarthritis?
Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Chronic pain is best managed with the least toxic medications, since we have no cure yet for osteoarthritis. Start with Tylenol, 500 milligrams four times a day, then add to it, as necessary, in consultation with your physician.
Anti-inflammatories and local joint injections can relieve pain, but nothing can cure the condition, so we are stuck with managing symptoms, at least for now.
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