If tramadol works for chronic pain will it work for arthritic pain? I have arthritis in my knees and feet. I have not had knee replacement and would like not to do that if there is a medication to help. I exercise, use my hot tub for water therapy and exercises from my physical therapist to try to alleviate my pain. I have never taken NASAIDS. I worry about side effects from them.
Brenda; I well put my 2 cents worth in if this medication does help it's only covering the pain but it does not really treat the swelling and such. And taking this on a regular basis I have seen more people have huge problems getting off of it if they are on it for more than 7 to 10 days. This would not be my first choice. You should talk with your doctor again and see other options.
Hi, just wondering, is your exercise you do, non-weight bearing? If not, and your walking in parks or on streets, you could be making it worse, pain wise. All my walking and exercises are done at the local pool. How is your bone density going and blood circulation? It's important to keep tabs on these things regularly, as these are some of the factors that have contributed to having arthritis. I would stay away from the Tramadol, if the pain is keeping you awake at night, a doctor may prescribe a sleeping tablet to help you sleep through the pain. I would have a good chat with your specialist to explore options. Hope this helps. Lisa
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