Pain: What Meds Do You Grab First?

It depends on whether you have OA or RA-and the severity of your pain.

Joint pain is one of the early symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Because the pain can become so debilitating, patients typically ask their doctor: Is there anything I can take that will make the pain go away? The answer is yes, but what pain reliever you should take depends on whether you suffer from OA or RA, and how persistent and severe your pain happens to be. …
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