Learn about drug-free alternatives to arthritis pain management. Pain is the number one concern for the majority of people with arthritis. Pain is complex, and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. Additionally, chronic or persistent pain may require a combination of strategies for maximum symptom relief. Medications are only one part of an overall strategy to help you reduce and cope with your pain. This tool can help you learn about different drug-free pain management options for arthritis and what the research says about their effectiveness.
Use the three filters below to search by Arthritis Type, Treatment Type and/or Level of Recommendation to find drug-free options for pain management. Learn more about the filters and how to use them.
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This information was reviewed in August 2020 with expert advice from:
Sue MacQueen PT, BScPT, ACPAC (Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care)
Thank you to Stephanie Au, Meg Zhang and members of the Online Consumer Panels for their contributions to this project.
Disclaimer: This tool has been created to provide general information about drug-free pain interventions for arthritis symptoms. It should not be used in place of medical advice from licensed healthcare professionals. Please consult your healthcare provider and treatment team to determine if an intervention is appropriate for you.