Painkillers (Analgesics) are routinely used medication for combating the pain of any nature. Frequently used ones are Diclofenac, Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Ibuprofen. They are commonly available in medical stores even without a prescription, but how safe are they ?? Let’s see.
Analgesics are pretty useful for degenerative arthritis joint pains and muscle aches. They get rid of the temporary symptoms of pain and aches but do not address the primary pathology of arthritis (Degeneration of joints). We have to be careful in their usage. Any requirement of analgesics more than 10 days need a medical consult.
Heavy usage of analgesic medication has a deleterious effect mainly in kidneys, the sewage treatment plant of the body. IN long run they slowly hamper the blood supply to kidneys and cause chronic renal failure. The person might need dialysis as a treatment for system failure. Some might end up in getting a renal transplant as well.
Severe arthritis of any joint (mostly hips and knees) with analgesic dependence is a strong indication for Joint replacement surgical procedure. This can substantially reduce the usage of analgesics as well put the person in the safe zone once again restoring their mobility and life.