Answers to Common Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about arthritis.

Are anti-inflammatories used in the treatment of arthritis?

Dr. Michael Raab explains how anti-inflammatories are used in the treatment of arthritis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Arthritic pain and inflammation can be relieved by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), according to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationOff Site Icon.

NSAIDs work by blocking hormone-like chemicals in the body that are involved with pain and inflammation, according to the Arthritis FoundationOff Site Icon. The use of NSAIDs does have potential side effects, including the increased risk of blood clots, heart attack and stroke, and should only be used under the care of a physician, according to the AF.

For more information about anti-inflammatories and arthritis, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Michael Raab, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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