Medication

There are many different medications used to treat arthritis, depending upon the type and severity of your condition. Common arthritis medications include:

  • Analgesics and pain relievers – these can offer temporary relief from arthritis pain, and may include Paracetamol, Aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen. These may be useful to you if your arthritis is only in one or a few joints, or if your pain is unwelcome but not severe.

  • Corticosteroid medicines or injections – if your arthritis pain is more severe, these offer more effective relief.  Injections can provide fast and very effective pain relief, but should only be administered a few times in each year, as they can weaken bone and cartilage.

  • Glucosamine and chondroitin – these are nutritional supplements that relieve joint pain for many, but not all, patients.

What can I do about hip pain?

What can I do about hip pain?

Relieving hip joint pain and regaining mobility

There are many things you can do to help relieve your hip pain and keep you active and mobile. The best thing to do is talk to your doctor about which options will benefit you most. To help you discuss treatments, here are some of the options your doctor may discuss with you, depending on your condition and pain levels.

Treatment Options

Are you experiencing hip pain or reduced mobility? Want to know what you can do about it?

This short video gives you some helpful information about treatment options for hip pain. Contact your GP or specialist for more information.

What can I do about knee pain?

What can I do about knee pain?

Relieving knee pain and regaining mobility 

There are many things you can do to help relieve your knee pain and keep you active and mobile. The best thing to do is talk to your doctor about which options will benefit you most. To help you discuss treatments, here are some of the options your doctor may discuss with you, depending on your condition and pain levels: 

Treatment options

Are you experiencing knee pain and restricted activity? What treatment options are best for you? 

This short video gives you some useful information about knee treatment options. Contact your GP for more information.

Next Steps

Contact your GP or health professional to discuss your options