Topical Pain Relief

Topical pain relievers may ease arthritis aches, without many of the side effects of pills.

When arthritis aches flare up, you may think of taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®), naproxen (Aleve®) or a prescription-strength one. These drugs can be effective, but they may also have side effects. As an alternative, consider topical treatments. They come in creams and gels that you rub into your […]
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