How Do Arthritis Creams Work?

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Experiencing pain is never a good thing, but when that pain emanates from your joints — key body parts in every movement you make — the aching and throbbing can be almost unbearable at times. Swelling and stiffness can make it difficult to walk, climb stairs and take part in normal daily activities. As the condition progresses, the joints could even bulge and twist and look deformed.

Unfortunately, arthritis is degenerative and can’t be reversed or repaired, but various treatment options are available to help you manage the pain and symptoms associated with the condition. Joint replacement may be necessary for patients with severe arthritis, but some people manage their symptoms by taking over-the-counter pain relievers and applying hot or cold compresses to the affected joints. The best treatment plan for your arthritis depends on several factors, including the type of arthritis you have, but analgesic arthritis creams provide a certain amount of pain relief to many patients. Here’s what you need to know about using topical analgesics to help manage your pain and symptoms when you’re living with arthritis.