Over Half of Older Adults Use OTC Pain Relievers for Joint Pain Relief

PainRelief.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Older adults with joint pain may benefit from routinely reviewing their prescription and over-the-counter medications with their health care providers

Treatments such as massage, splints and braces, and exercise are often helpful for joint pain, even for those who have not been diagnosed with arthritis.

Oral steroids should not be routinely prescribed to treat joint pain in older adults. Over-the-counter medications can help with many types of joint pain, but health care providers should make sure to educate older adults about their risks and monitor for potential complications.

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Citation: Poll: Arthritis and Joint Pain
Published on
September 12, 2022

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Last Updated on September 15, 2022 by PainRelief.com