An Essential Guide to Over-the-Counter Topical Pain Relievers

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There are several types of over-the-counter topical pain relievers, including salicylates, capsaicin, anesthetics, and CBD topicals, and each type has pros and cons. Topical pain relievers tend to have fewer side effects than oral pain medications.

Can Antibiotic Use Increase Your Risk of Getting RA?

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A large clinical study involving more than 110,000 people suggests a connection between oral antibiotic use and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Prescriptions After Joint Replacement Surgery

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Selecting the right prescription medications for post-surgical pain is an important part of the pain management strategy.

The Best Way to Relieve Knee Arthritis Pain

Studies found corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections to be the most effective treatment for knee arthritis.
A large analysis of several studies reveals the most effective medical treatments for relieving the pain of knee osteoarthritis.

Is Your Medication Raising Your Risk for Shingles?

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If you take medications for your rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, some of them may be raising your risk for shingles. Luckily, there's something you can do cut this risk.
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