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.
Mom always said, "Don't crack your knuckles! You'll get arthritis!" It's time to separate fact from fiction once and for all, and find out if Mom was right.
Arthritis is a disease that afflicts millions of people with moderate to severe pain in joints all over the body. Learn more about arthritis and how opiates can help with long term care.