Joint Pain

Joint Pain - Critical Care PharmacyJoint 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 patients’ mobility, independence and quality of life can improve. Critical Home Care, Inc. Pharmacy can provide a joint pain cream that can be individualized to patient’s needs.


  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth at Joint
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue

Contact your Critical Care Pharmacy representative or pharmacist for more resources or answers to questions you may have regarding your specific joint pain.

Flurbiprofen – NSAIDs are widely used for joint pain and inflammation. Topical delivery allows maximum benefit without negative stomach or cardiovascular effects.

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 – used as a local anaesthetic.

Taburet, A. Pharmacokinetic comparison of oral and local action transcutaneous flurbiprofen in healthy volunteers. Journal of Clinical Pharm. Ther. 1995 APri:20(2):101-107. Boettger, M. Spinally applied ketamine or morphine attenuate peripheral inflammation and hyperalgesia in acute and chronic phases of experimental arthritis. Brain Behavior Immunology 2010 Mar:24(3):474-485

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