When joints start hurting again, individuals with osteoarthritis might not be sure what step to take first to stop the aching: take their osteoarthritis medications, take a hot bath, or what?  A recently published study found that several osteoarthritis organizations suggested taking topical pain medications first for the chronic joint pain under their current treatment guidelines.  The study findings showed that topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are increasingly becoming available and are emerging “as an important therapeutic alternative for patients with osteoarthritis,” according to the researchers.

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