Doctors are very quick to address your joint pain with what has become a "standard" response. Normally, they tell you to take NSAIDS like Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Acetaminophen, or prescribe COX-2 inhibitors such as Vioxx and Celebrex.
Will these give you arthritis pain relief? Yes, you will feel some pain relief using them. However, they also can cause a wide range of undesirable side effects from ulcers to heart disease to liver damage. Even more importantly, and you need to consider this fact, the use of these NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors do not halt the progress of osteoarthritis. New research is showing they may even hasten the onset of the disease.
Stopping the progress of your arthritis as well as stopping your pain should be your goal. How do you reach this goal? Well, this is a four-step process:
- Mental Attitude
Continue to tip 3: Keeping Your Weight in Balance
- Make Sure You Really Have Osteoarthritis
- Searching For Just Pain Relief? You Shouldn't
- Keeping Your Weight in Balance is Key To Taking Control of Your Osteoarthritis!
- The Arthritis Fighting Diet
- Fighting Arthritis Through Proper Exercise!
- The Treatments: NSAIDs, Cox-II Inhibitors, Surgery, & Glucosamine
- How to Evaluate a Glucosamine Product
- 12 Ingredients that Will Ease Your Arthritis Pain