Arthrosis Medication

Written by Serena Berger
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Arthroses are bone joints, which are technically defined as the area where two bones are connected so that they can move. An arthrosis is usually formed by connective tissue and cartilage. Arthritis is any inflammation of an arthrosis. With arthritis as the most common chronic medical problem in America, many people are interested in finding medication to preserve the health of their joints.

The most common medication for arthritis is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug administered by your doctor. Bear in mind, however, that these drugs are primarily intended to deal with the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. As there are over a hundred different types of arthritis, your doctor may prescribe a different treatment regimen for you.

Unlike aspirin and other analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have fewer gastric side effects associated with them. In addition, their effects last longer, meaning that you will not need to take as many doses. New medications are being developed to treat arthritis. These include a newly developed class, dubbed "COX-2 inhibitors" that claim to be just as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but will not have any gastric side effects associated with them.

Possible Alternatives to Arthrosis Medication

If you find that the side effects of your current regimen are too much for you, you may want to ask your doctor about the possible benefit of taking nutritional supplements. There is preliminary evidence that supports the claim that glucosamine and chondroitin can help to treat and possibly retard the proliferation of arthritis. While they do not act as quickly as pain killers, these nutritional supplements directly attack the problem by thickening the cartilage in your joints.


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