Joint pain is described as any discomfort arising from any joint. The pain is often referred to as arthritis or arthralgia. Joint pain can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain causing severe limitations in mobility. Although mostly prevalent in the older population, anyone can be affected by joint pain. Daily pain can affect mobility, independence, and quality of life.
NSAIDs have long been known to be highly effective at treating joint pain; however, their dangerous side effects include gastrointestinal discomfort, bleeding, and cardiovascular events. Topical use of creams for joint pain not only drastically reduce these side effects, it allows for continued long term use as needed. Combined with agents that provide additional pain relief through other mechanisms a patientsʼ mobility, independence and quality of life can improve.
Four Corners Compounding can provide a joint pain cream that can be individualized to a patientʼs needs. Contact your Four Corners Compounding representative or pharmacist for more resources or questions
regarding joint pain.
Flurbiprofen-NSAIDs are widely used for joint pain and inflammation. Topical delivery allows maximum benefit without negative stomach or cardiovascular effect.
Ketamine has been shown to reduce infiltration with inflammatory cells and reduce joint destruction in acute and chronic arthritis
Tramadol used as an adjunct to local anaesthetics extends the duration of analgesia
Clonidine provides analgesic affects and potentiates the effects of other anesthetics in the formula
Bupivacaine is used as a local anaesthetic.
Joint Pain Symptoms
- Warmth at joint