Treatment for arthritis isn’t one size fits all. With more than several types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, treatment options can range from ointments and creams to prescription drugs and joint-replacement surgery.
Flexify Advanced Joint Support has been proven to improve the lives of many arthritis sufferers experiencing mild to severe symptoms. To help you make an informed decision on what treatment is best for you or your a loved one, we’ve listed the pros and cons of several common arthritis medications, including Flexify.
Over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, acetaminophen (e.g., Aleve®), and ibuprofen (e.g Advil®and Motrin®) are usually the first line of defense when treating joint pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. People older than 65 as well as those who are pregnant or who have high blood pressure, asthma, ulcers or a history of kidney or liver disease should be careful when taking NSAIDs. Your doctor can also give you prescription NSAIDs such as diclofenac, etodolac and piroxicam, which are a little stronger than OTC NSAIDs but still have the same serious long-term side effects.
Acetaminophen is an active ingredient in over-the-counter medications like Tylenol® and Excedrin.® It’s helpful in relieving mild to moderate pain, similar to NSAIDs; however, acetaminophen doesn’t carry the same risks to the heart and stomach.
Topical medications come in the form of creams, ointments and gels. When applied to the affected area, they can provide temporary relief of minor joint aches and pains. Topical treatments are often used in conjunction with oral medications. The most commonly used topical medications include counterirritants (these make skin feel hot or cold to distract from pain), salicylates (consult a doctor first before taking salicylates if allergic to aspirin or taking blood thinners) and capsaicin (a chili pepper extract used in creams and patches that causes a burning sensation in order to distract from joint pain).
Prescription Pain Relievers
Doctors may prescribe a pain reliever for patients who don’t respond well to either OTC NSAIDs or prescription NSAIDs. Opioids like codeine, hydrocodone and oxycodone are sometimes prescribed by doctors for patients experiencing severe pain. They are highly addictive and should be used as a last resort. Other prescription painkillers like steroids, Cymbalta® (duloxetine) and hyaluronan can provide temporary relief to affected area.
Flexify Advanced Joint Support
Flexify ̛isn’t a prescription drug, topical medication or injection. It’s an all-natural supplement that contains clinically tested ingredients proven to reduce joint pain long-term. Patients have responded better to taking Flexify compared with other arthritis medications. A $12.5 million study conducted at 16 U.S. rheumatology research centers found that patients who experienced moderate to severe pain responded better to the glucosamine and chondroitin, both of which are ingredients in Flexify.
When In Doubt Ask Your Doctor
We’re confident thatFlexify can help you feel better and improve your quality of life in a matter of days. But, if you’re still not sure that Flexify or any of the above treatments is right for you, we encourage you to check with your doctor before making a decision.