Pain in the joints can occur for various reasons – as a result of injuries, and because of certain diseases. Not always joint pain associated with arthritis or arthrosis – they can cause a variety of diseases, from infectious and colds to endocrine. Therefore, if the pain in the joints appears regularly or is long, you need to undergo a medical examination in order to establish its cause.
Pain in the joints is removed most often not with analgesics, but with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Such drugs can not be taken for a long time, they can have serious side effects. For this reason, a specialist should be engaged in the selection of a specific course of treatment. We will list the most effective drugs to relieve joint pain – in case you need to restore normal health quickly.
A powerful anesthetic drug that is used for emergency relief of acute pain. Available in the form of tablets and solutions for injection.
Anti-inflammatory effect is very weak. It is impossible to take Ketorolac for a long time – the drug is dangerous for the liver and kidneys. When using the drug may cause side effects from the central nervous system. “Ketorolac” is not prescribed to children under 16 years of age, pregnant and lactating women, patients with bronchospasms, exacerbations of gastric ulcer, and renal insufficiency.
Price from 130 rubles.
The main advantage of the drug is good tolerability. It belongs to the group of NSAIDs, has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic effect. Ibuprofen is used to relieve joint pain in rheumatoid, joint diseases. One of the oldest and at the same time the most effective drugs in its group.
Ibuprofen has a number of contraindications, including peptic ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, gastric bleeding, renal failure, increased intracranial pressure. The drug is not prescribed to pregnant women in the third trimester. At children’s age application is possible, since 3 months (in the form of suspension). The drug may cause side effects. The decision on the appointment, as well as the dosage must be taken by the doctor.
One of the best known drugs for joint pain. Available in the form of tablets, ointment, solution for injection. It has a pronounced anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. The dosage of the drug depends on the form of release, as well as the patient’s condition. Determined by a doctor.
Diclofenac is not prescribed for ulcers of the intestine or stomach, in the third trimester of pregnancy, in cases where the patient had a history of asthma attacks, urticaria, allergies associated with the use of NSAIDs. During lactation and pregnancy, Diclofenac is prescribed only on condition that the intended benefit of its administration will be higher than the risk to the health of the mother and child. Children Diclofenac is appointed only at an older age (with a body weight of more than 25 kg).
Movalis is produced in the form of a solution for intramuscular injection, belongs to the category of NSAIDs. Provides quick relief of pain and inflammation. The main active ingredient is meloxicam. This substance is completely absorbed, is safe for the gastric mucosa. It can be used to relieve joint pain for a long time (under the obligatory control of a medic). The dosage of Movalis is determined individually, in accordance with the patient’s condition.
The drug is not prescribed during pregnancy and lactation, as well as children under the age of 18 years. Contraindications are exacerbation of gastric ulcer or intestinal ulcers, cardiac, renal, hepatic failure, a number of other diseases. In old age, for smokers who use alcohol, patients are treated with Movalis with caution.
Price from 600 rubles.
Indometacin – one of the most powerful in terms of the anti-inflammatory effect of drugs. The analgesic effect is also high.
The drug is available in the form of tablets, ointment, gel, candles. The drug has many contraindications, as well as side effects. However, its effectiveness justifies its use. In addition, Indometacin – one of the most affordable drugs for joint pain. The use of Indomethacin during lactation, pregnancy, as well as in childhood is prohibited.
Local remedies to relieve joint pain
Above are listed the systemic remedies for joint pain – drugs that act in combination, affecting the entire body. As a rule, they are used to relieve pain caused by diseases of the joints. No less effective in anesthesia may be local preparations. They act directly on the affected area and, as a rule, give a faster effect.
The drug is available in the form of a transparent gel, intended for local use. For optimal effect, it is recommended to rub Fastum Gel into the affected area 1-2 times a day. The tool quickly relieves pain, additionally providing an anti-inflammatory effect at the local level. “Fastum Gel” is not used in the third trimester of pregnancy, during lactation, as well as for the treatment of joint pain in children under 12 years of age. The area on which the gel will be applied should not have abrasions, wounds, inflammations, dermatosis and
Price from 300 rubles.
Camphor alcohol with joint pain is used for rubbing. It has analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, warming effect. It is recommended to repeat rubbing with camphor alcohol 1-2 times a day. Do not do such rubbing during pregnancy and lactation. In childhood use is possible (with caution).
Hondroksid is produced in the form of a gel and ointment. The drug has anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect, accelerates the regeneration of cartilage tissue. The latter provides its increased effectiveness in joint pain associated with injuries. Hondroksid is applied and rubbed into the affected area 2-3 times a day. The course of treatment is about 2-3 weeks. In pregnancy and lactation, as well as in childhood, the drug is used with caution, under the supervision of a physician. It is not recommended to use Hondroksid on the injured, having abrasions, inflammations, dermatosis areas of the skin.