Arthritis occurs from inflammation in your joints. With overuse or injury, cartilage on the end of the joints can break down, causing a narrowing of the joint space and the bones to rub together. This can lead to swelling, stiffness and possibly osteoarthritis, the most common and typical type of arthritis. Another type of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis, characterized by extreme inflammation on both sides of the body (such as hands, wrists or knees). Whether you have rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, it can have debilitating effects on your daily life. While there is no known cure, the goal of treatment is to reduce pain, improve function and prevent further joint damage.
Try one of the Salonpas® products below to temporarily relieve your Arthritis pain.
Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms persist for more than 7 days. If using Salonpas® 12 Hour, do not use for more than 3 days in a row.