Your doctor may prescribe you a medication to take by mouth or apply topically to the joint area to help with your joint pain. Medication prescribed will be based on the underlying cause of your pain.
Injections can be an effective way to reduce pain and inflammation in your joints and get you moving again. Steroids, hyaluronic acid, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or stem cell injections may be used, depending on the location of the joint pain and state of the joint.
Sometimes your doctor will discuss making changes in your daily life to help with your joint pain, such a losing weight or exercising. Your doctor may also suggest other lifestyle modifications, like applying heating pads or an ice pack to the joint area or using assistive devices, such as a brace or cane.