Treating chronic or acute arthritis pain, or pain after arthritis surgery, is often done with medication. Some people find relief and effective management with over-the-counter medications, while others may need doctor-prescribed options such as opioid medications. Learning the options available and creating a pain management plan with a rheumatologist or other physician can be an important part of managing ongoing arthritis pain.
Capsaicin cream is a topical pain reliever that can be used to alleviate joint pain from arthritis. Find out how to use capsaicin and how it relieves joint pain.