Whether you are looking to book that family walking holiday, or simply climb the stairs in your home without feeling those frustrating joint twinges, you might find alternate pain relief options for osteoarthritis a useful addition to your pain management programme.
Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease that occurs as a result of wear and tear on your joints.1 Cartilage, the smooth, rubbery substance that cushions the bones in your joints, starts to deteriorate, leaving bone to rub on bone, which can be quite painful. This friction can lead to inflammation that leaves your joints painful and stiff. Reducing inflammation is a key component to managing osteoarthritis symptoms.
Mild osteoarthritis pain can be managed with medications, such as paracetamol for pain relief, or NSAIDs like diclofenac which help to relieve knee and finger pain, and inflammation. However, there are a number of alternate pain relief options that you might want to consider for osteoarthritis. You might find one as a nice complementary option in your pain management toolkit.