Most medications for osteoarthritis help ease your pain. They may also be anti-inflammatory. Medications usually block pain where it starts - in the brain. Although you may feel pain in a particular spot, such as in your knee, the pain messages come from your brain. Another way medications work is to prevent your body from producing chemicals that cause pain.
The aches of arthritis can make simple tasks seem like an insurmountable burden. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are steps you can take to project your joints. Learn how to prevent arthritis pain.
There are many ways to manage your arthritis symptoms. Test yourself with our quiz to learn more about arthritis management.