Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience and a medical advice columnist for Newsmax Magazine. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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What's the Most Effective Arthritis Painkiller?

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 04:07 PM

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.

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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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