Non-prescription pain relievers can help with OA symptoms. Most doctors recommend acetaminophen (Tylenol), because it has fewer side effects than other drugs. Because OA is an inflammatory condition, one of our providers may recommend non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Types of NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Many of those who suffer from OA have found relief with supplements like glucosamine, chondroitin, and S-adenosylmethionine. Although studies have not proven their benefit, they are considered safe.
We also carry over-the-counter topical solutions such as Hemp CBD oil, hemp seed balm, and hemp seed lotions for those who prefer not to or cannot swallow pills. Hemp seed topical solutions are FDA approved and do not cause any psychological symptoms.