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Analgesics and Anti-inflammatories What is the difference? Are they useful in my osteoarthritis process?

On many occasions when we go to a doctor, we find analgesics and anti-inflammatories on the list of prescriptions. But do they have any efficacy in osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis What is it?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects both the cartilage and the bone and soft tissues of the joint, mainly due to the excessive use of a joint.

On many occasions when we go to a doctor after this diagnosis, we find analgesics or anti-inflammatories on the list of prescriptions, but do they have any efficacy in osteoarthritis? Is it really of any use to consume them?

What is an analgesic

An analgesic is a medication designed to relieve pain, be it muscle, headache or joint pain, nothing specific really.

Its other most common use is as antipyretic drugs for cases of high fever.


Among the most used analgesics in osteoarthritis are paracetamol and tramadol.

Therefore, talking about painkillers encompasses a wide variety of medications; most great power and strict use, so they should only be used under medical prescription and detailed monitoring by a specialist.

We know that analgesics in osteoarthritis only have a short-term effect, reducing pain.

However, in the medium and long term they are not effective, since they do not improve the structure of our joint, nor do they prevent future limitation or surgery.

One must be very cautious in the use of analgesics, since they can cause undesirable adverse effects, for example at the gastrointestinal, hepatic or renal level, without really helping us to improve our joint wear, and with a very limited analgesic effect.

What is an anti-inflammatory

An anti-inflammatory medication is indicated to treat pain caused by inflammation, such as osteoarthritis.

We can distinguish between different types of anti-inflammatories: the best known and used for common ailments are NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), among which is ibuprofen.


Another of the groups are corticosteroids, which are anti-inflammatories of the steroid group, whose active ingredient is cortisone and its derivatives.

NSAIDs are the most widely used and the most tolerable for any type of organism and treatment, although they are not exempt from very serious side effects derived from their excessive consumption.

Abusing, for example, ibuprofen without medical supervision can lead to digestive problems, affect kidney function or increase blood pressure.

Like painkillers, they are not effective in osteoarthritis, and will only serve as a “temporary remedy” for our joint pain.

Both the only function they have is to reduce inflammation or pain depending on the case, but temporarily, without improving the characteristics of the cartilage at all joint, that is why they do not prevent us from reaching a limitation, disability or surgery of joint replacement. Its only function is to temporarily improve discomfort.

Analgesics and Anti-inflammatories

And then what to do?

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It also has the same analgesic and anti-inflammatory efficacy of any medication, without the undesirable and serious long-term reactions.

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