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Prescription Patch?

CCinPACCCinPA Posts: 1

I have been diagnosed with arthritis on the top of my foot.  My podiatrist gave me a topical ointment.  But I get cold-feet quickly, so the ointment does not stay in place.  My podiatrist is not local, but my PCP is.  So if I know what to ask for, I ask my PCP for it.  



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 129
    edited May 13

    There are so many different topical ointments and there are several different OTC patches.    The one prescription patch I can think if is Lidoderm.  It contains at least .5% lidicoaine.  I've used them on my neck, back, hips, arms, legs, but never my feet.

    I have Osteoarthritis in both feet, especially the big toes (they dont move and are always twice the size)   I have not found anything to help with OA on my feet.  Is yours Osteoarthritis (which there is no cure) or Rheumatoid Arthritis , which there are many different medications to help deal with flare ups

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
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  • memerainboltmmemerainbolt Posts: 240


    welcome to arthritis-health and how to start using our system

    Do you mean the patch does not stay in place? I'm sure your PCP could write you a script.
    Below are some links for medications.
    what are some basic arthritis medications? 
    the blend 

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