Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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What's the Most Effective Arthritis Painkiller?

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Question: What is the most effective painkiller to take for chronic pain because of osteoarthritis?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Chronic pain is best managed with the least toxic medications, since we have no cure yet for osteoarthritis. Start with Tylenol, 500 milligrams four times a day, then add to it, as necessary, in consultation with your physician.
 
Anti-inflammatories and local joint injections can relieve pain, but nothing can cure the condition, so we are stuck with managing symptoms, at least for now.

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