NSAIDS RELIEVE THE INFLAMMATION AND PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH OA
- NSAIDs inhibit the cyclooxygenase (COX-1 and COX-2) enzymes from producing prostaglandins which are mediators of inflammation and pain6-8
- NSAIDs are also known to have an analgesic effect6
SIGNS OF OA
Treatment should aim to relieve both the inflammation and pain associated with OA.
HOW NSAIDS WORK
DRAG TO SEE HOW NSAIDs REDUCE INFLAMMATION & PAIN
For illustrative purposes only. The mechanism of action of NSAIDs is not completely understood.7