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How to Live with Osteoarthritis


November 28, 2017

Jamie Belcastro, RPh

Belmora LLC

Optimal treatments for longer lasting pain relief!

Osteoarthritis (OA), which is the most common form of arthritis, is a progressive disorder caused by the breakdown of cartilage that cushions the joints. When the cartilage in the joint breaks down the bones come into contact within a joint of the body and this causes the pain and inflammation.1,2 Ultimately this leads to reduced joint mobility, as well as, stiffness, and weakness that can negatively impact an individual’s ability to perform routine tasks and consequently reduce his or her overall quality of life.

Although OA can occur in individuals of any age, its incidence increases with age, especially in those 65 years and older. OA generally occurs in older people since the body’s joints begin to endure the effects of many years of stress and strain.1,2 OA can occur in any joint, but the most commonly affected areas are the joints of the fingers, base of the thumbs, hips, knees, neck, big toes, and lower back.1-5 Without adequate pain relief, OA patients cannot perform activities of daily living and their quality of life diminishes.

Osteoarthritis Risk Factors
OA typically develops slowly and worsens over time, especially if left untreated. Risk factors can be classified as genetic, metabolic, or environmental. Common risk factors associated with OA include the following1- 5:

  • Increased age
  • Gender (more common in women)
  • Obesity
  • Joint injury
  • Genetics
  • Repetitive stress on joints due to certain occupations or sports
  • Bad posture
  • Other medical conditions, such as diabetes or gout

Diagnosing Osteoarthritis
OA symptoms typically develop gradually, with variable severity. The most common signs and symptoms include the following1-5:

  • Pain and stiffness in the affected joint after periods of inactivity such as sleeping or sitting for an extended period
  • Swelling or tenderness in 1 or more joints
  • Limited range of motion
  • Increased pain after exercising or putting pressure on the affected joint
  • Crackling or grinding sensation with joint movement
  • Bone spur formation around the joint

Treating Osteoarthritis 
Although there is no cure for OA, a variety of treatment options can help decrease pain and maintain joint mobility. Typically, the main goal of OA treatment is to improve the patient’s overall quality of life by relieving pain and enhancing joint mobility and function. It is unlikely that a single treatment can keep an OA patient pain free during the entire day.


The body’s pain threshold changes during the day, and when the body encounters stress from lifting or undertaking physical activities the stress placed on the affected arthritic joints increases and the pain threshold decreases.


Therefore, it is important to have an arthritis treatment that can handle the changes in your pain threshold during the day, so the OA patient can be pain free during the day.
Commonly used oral medications are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets. Topical analgesics such as capsaicin cream are also applied directly to the skin.


Flanax Liniment which contains capsaicin, menthol, and methyl salicylate provides a triple action defense to stopping pain. Using the Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets twice daily and applying the Flanax Liniment throughout the day should keep you pain free all-day long.


Your physician may also recommend corticosteroid injections for temporary pain relief. To ensure safety and avoid potential drug interactions, always consult your physician or pharmacist before taking any OTC medications, including supplements. Other therapies include physical therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, rest, heat and cold therapy, weight loss, and the use of support devices to take strain off joints, such as canes and splints. In some cases, surgery is warranted.

Living with Osteoarthritis 
Individuals with OA can lead normal and active lives, especially if OA is identified early and treated properly. You can become an active partner in your treatment by:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight to reduce stress on weight-bearing joints
  • Engaging in light regular exercise when appropriate to enhance flexibility and strength
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Getting sufficient rest and relaxation
  • Developing means to reduce and manage stress
  • Protecting your joints from injury by stretching before any exercise


1. Understanding arthritis. WEBMD website. Accessed November 27, 2017.
2. Osteoarthritis. Mayo Clinic website. Accessed November 27, 2017.
3. What is osteoarthritis? Arthritis Foundation website. Accessed November 27, 2017.
4. Osteoarthritis and you. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Accessed November 27, 2017.
5. Handout on health: Osteoarthritis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Accessed November 27, 2017.

What is the best treatment for back pain?

November 17, 2017
Jamie Belcastro RPh
Belmora LLC
There are many treatments for back pain, including pills, patches, belts, compresses, and topical treatments. Which is best for you?
Back pain is the second most common neurologic ailment in the United States—only headache is more common. Within a given year, up to 50% of adults suffer from back pain and 85% of people younger than 50 years will experience at least 1 back pain episode each year.1-3

Acute lower back pain (LBP) lasts from 1 day to 3 months; longer durations are classified as chronic. Common causes include nerve irritation, bone and joint arthritic conditions, lumbar radiculopathy (nerve irritation caused by herniated or damaged discs), and bony encroachment (vertebrae can shift, pressing against the spinal cord and nerves).4 Other causes may include kidney stones, obesity, smoking, stress, poor posture, and poor sleeping conditions. Acute back pain’s most common cause, however, is lumbar strain—a stretch injury to the lower back’s ligaments, tendons, and/or muscles. The injury creates microscopic tears in these tissues, causing pain and inflammation.4

Most back pain is self-limiting, dissipating within days. The most effective treatment are anti-inflammatories, apply topical analgesics, and muscle-strengthening exercises to restore proper function and prevent recurrence.
The pain threshold is often misunderstood. Your pain threshold is the point at which your body experiences pain due to an external or internal stimulus. It is NOT constant and changes over time and even within a given day. Why? Your body experiences varying degrees of stress over time and even within a day.
Single Agent Treatments
Since your body’s pain threshold is dynamic it is unlikely you will experience back pain relief from a single treatment. A multi-agent approach is necessary given the numerous nerves and tissues that comprise the back and the varying degrees of stress that is placed on your back during the day.

The ideal anti-inflammatory is one that has a long half-life or duration of action. Flanax Pain Reliever tablets is one such agent. In addition, it is wise to choose an anti-inflammatory with the lowest side effects. Of all NSAIDs studied, naproxen(Flanax) had the lowest risk profile.7

Topical Analgesics
Most OTC topical analgesics direct the patient to rub the agent directly on the tender area. They appear to relieve pain by causing a counterirritant effect, producing either a burning or cooling sensation. The most common active ingredient in OTC rubefacient products is capsaicin, which is derived from chili peppers. Once the skin absorbs capsaicin, it desensitizes the individual to pain by interfering with neural signals that transmit pain sensations to the brain. Other products contain methyl salicylates, wintergreen, or eucalyptus oil.
The ideal topical analgesic would contain a combination of active ingredients such as Flanax Liniment which contains capsaicin, menthol, and methyl salicylate.

Hot and Cold Compresses
Hot and cold presses are scientifically unproven to provide a speedy recovery from acute back pain, but they can help temporarily reduce pain and inflammation but will not provide any further benefit with chronic use.
Although some people find them helpful, the use of wide elastic belts and other support garments that can be tightened to “pull in” lumbar and abdominal muscles remains controversial. One landmark study found no evidence that elastic belts and similar garments reduced and/or prevented back injury or back pain.1

Bed Rest
People with back pain who continue their normal routine function better than those assigned to bed rest. A Cochrane report concludes, “Advice to rest in bed is less effective than advice to stay active.”12Activity is also associated with modest improvements in pain and function.13 Bed rest alone may exacerbate back pain because it decreases muscle tone and increases risk for blood clots.

Final Thought
Because back pain is a recurring condition for many, it helps to focus on prevention Exercise strengthens back muscles and is the most effective way to a speedy recovery and preventing future muscle strain. Walking is perhaps the best exercise for preventing LBP.1,14 PT

1. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Low back pain fact sheet. Accessed January 8, 2011.

2. US Spine Care. Facts about back pain. Accessed January 10, 2011.

3. Perina D. Back pain, mechanical. Accessed January 10, 2011.

4. Shiel W. Lower back pain (lumbar back pain). Accessed January 8, 2011.

5. Chou R, Qaseem A, Snow V, et al. Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain: a joint clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society. Ann Intern Med. 2007;147:478-491.

6. Herndon CM, Hutchison RW, Berdine HJ, et al. Management of chronic nonmalignant pain with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Joint opinion statement of the Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, and Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Networks of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Pharmacotherapy. 2008;28:788-805.

7. Trelle S, Reichenbach S, Wandel S, et al. Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: network meta-analysis. BMJ. 2011;342:c7086. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c7086.

8. Gandey A. All nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have cardiovascular risks.

9. Roelofs PD, Deyo RA, Koes BW, et al. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for low back pain: an updated Cochrane review. Spine. 2008;33:1766-1774.

10. Lowes R. FDA limits acetaminophen in prescription analgesics. Accessed January 18, 2011.

11. Matthews P, Derry S, Moore RA, McQuay HJ. Topical rubefacients for acute and chronic pain in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009(3):CD007403. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007403.pub2.

12. Hagen KB, Hilde G, Jamtvedt G, Winnem M. WITHDRAWN: Bed rest for acute low-back pain and sciatica. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010(6):CD001254.

13. Vega C. For acute low back pain, staying active may be better than bed rest. http:/ Accessed January 10, 2011.

14. WebMD. Low back pain – treatment overview. Accessed January 10, 2011.

Menstrual Cramps 😭

How to stop your menstrual cramps during the night?
Menstrual cramps can definitely interfere with your sleep. One way to stop your menstrual cramping during the night is to take Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets. Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets have a long half life (duration of action) and will help to stop your menstrual cramps so you can sleep.

¿Cómo detener tus calambres menstruales durante la noche?
Los calambres menstruales definitivamente pueden interferir con su sueño. Una forma de detener sus cólicos menstruales durante la noche es tomar Flanax Pain Reliever Tabletas. Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets tiene una vida media larga (duración de la acción) y ayudará a detener sus cólicos menstruales para que pueda dormir. #colicosmenstruales



Does coffee cause headaches?

Coffee that has caffeine can be a headache trigger or headache inhibitor. … Before a headache or migraine occurs, the blood vessels in your head tend to enlarge. Caffeine has “vasoconstrictive” properties that cause the blood vessels to narrow and restrict blood flow, therefore sometimes caffeine can aid in head pain relief.
But Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets will always stop your headaches! Take two Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets as soon as you feel the headache and one tablet one hour later.
#dolor_de_cabeza #headaches

¿El café causa dolores de cabeza?
El café que tiene cafeína puede ser un desencadenante de dolor de cabeza o un inhibidor del dolor de cabeza. … Antes de que ocurra un dolor de cabeza o una migraña, los vasos sanguíneos de la cabeza tienden a agrandarse. La cafeína tiene propiedades “vasoconstrictoras” que hacen que los vasos sanguíneos se estrechen y restrinjan el flujo sanguíneo, por lo tanto, a veces la cafeína puede ayudar a aliviar el dolor de cabeza. ¡Pero Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets siempre detendrá tus dolores de cabeza! Tome dos Tabletas de alivio del dolor Flanax tan pronto como sienta el dolor de cabeza y una tableta una hora más tarde. #dolor_de_cabeza



Migraña Vestibular 😰

Do you have #Vestibular_Migraine? 😰

Vestibular migraine is migraine associated with vertigo or dizziness.
Symptoms are:
1) Current/past history of migraine with or without aura
2) Migraine lasting from 5 minutes to 72 hours
3) Vertigo
4) Vertigo that occurs from a change in your head position
5) Nausea

Use #Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets to stop vestibular migraine! Take two Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets as soon as you feel the migraine and one tablet one hour later.

#Vestibular_migraine #vertigo

¿Tiene Migraña_Vestibular?

La migraña vestibular es una migraña asociada con vértigo o mareos. Los síntomas son:
1) Historia actual / pasada de migraña con o sin aura
2) Migraña que dura de 5 minutos a 72 horas
3) Vértigo
4) Vértigo que ocurre por un cambio en la posición de su cabeza
5) Náuseas
¡Utilice Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets para detener la migraña vestibular!
Tome dos Tabletas de alivio del dolor Flanax tan pronto como sienta la migraña y una tableta una hora más tarde. #Vestibular_migraine #vertigo




Sientes algún tipo de dolor?
Espalda, cuello, pie, cabeza, cólicos menstruales, garganta!! Cuál sea que sea tu dolor Prueba #FLANAX El Alivio rápido y duradero que te permite seguir con tu vida!

Causas de la ARTRITIS 😫

What are the risk factors for getting #arthritis?
Risk factors for getting arthritis include:

• Family history. Some types of arthritis run in families, so you may be more likely to develop arthritis if your parents or siblings have the disorder. Your genes can make you more susceptible to environmental factors that may trigger arthritis.
• Age. The risk of many types of arthritis — including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout — increases with age.
• Your sex. Women are more likely than are men to develop rheumatoid arthritis, while most of the people who have gout, another type of arthritis, are men.
• Previous joint injury. People who have injured a joint, perhaps while playing a sport, are more likely to eventually develop arthritis in that joint.
• Obesity. Carrying excess pounds puts stress on joints, particularly your knees, hips and spine. Obese people have a higher risk of developing arthritis.

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¿Cuáles son los factores de riesgo para contraer #artritis?
Los factores de riesgo para contraer artritis incluyen:

• Historia familiar. Algunos tipos de artritis son hereditarios, por lo que es más probable que desarrolles artritis si tus padres o hermanos tienen este trastorno. Tus genes pueden hacerte más susceptible a los factores ambientales que pueden desencadenar la artritis.
• Años. El riesgo de muchos tipos de artritis, incluida la osteoartritis, la artritis reumatoide y la gota, aumenta con la edad.
• Tu sexo. Las mujeres son más propensas que los hombres a desarrollar artritis reumatoide, mientras que la mayoría de las personas que tienen gota, otro tipo de artritis, son hombres.
• Lesión previa en la articulación. Las personas que se han lesionado una articulación, tal vez mientras practican un deporte, tienen más probabilidades de desarrollar artritis en esa articulación.
• Obesidad. Llevar kilos de más aumenta el estrés en las articulaciones, especialmente en las rodillas, caderas y columna vertebral. Las personas obesas tienen un mayor riesgo de desarrollar artritis.

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The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. Depending on the type of arthritis you have, your signs and symptoms may include:

• Pain
• Stiffness
• Swelling
• Redness
• Decreased range of motion

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The difference between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.


The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis involves wear-and-tear damage to your joint’s cartilage — the hard, slick coating on the ends of bones. Enough damage can result in bone grinding directly on bone, which causes pain and restricted movement. This wear and tear can occur over many years, or it can be hastened by a joint injury or infection.

Rheumatoid arthritis

In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule, a tough membrane that encloses all the joint parts. This lining, known as the synovial membrane, becomes inflamed and swollen. The disease process can eventually destroy cartilage and bone within the joint.

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Los signos y síntomas más comunes de la artritis involucran las articulaciones.
Dependiendo del tipo de artritis que tenga, sus signos y síntomas pueden incluir:

• Dolor
• Rigidez
• Hinchazón
• Enrojecimiento
• Disminución del rango de movimiento

#Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets y Flanax Liniment trabajan juntos para detener el dolor de artritis. #artritis La diferencia entre la osteoartritis y la artritis reumatoide.

Osteoartritis El tipo más común de artritis, la osteoartritis implica daño por desgaste en el cartílago de la articulación: la capa dura y resbaladiza en los extremos de los huesos. Suficiente daño puede resultar en la molienda del hueso directamente en el hueso, lo que causa dolor y movimiento restringido. Este desgaste puede ocurrir durante muchos años o puede acelerarse por una lesión o infección en las articulaciones.

Artritis reumatoide En la artritis reumatoide, el sistema inmune del cuerpo ataca el revestimiento de la cápsula articular, una membrana resistente que encierra todas las partes de la articulación. Este revestimiento, conocido como membrana sinovial, se inflama y se hincha. El proceso de la enfermedad puede eventualmente destruir el cartílago y el hueso dentro de la articulación. Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets y Flanax Liniment trabajan juntos para detener el dolor de artritis. #artritis #Flanax El alivio que dura más!!



¿Cuáles son las causas de la artritis⁉️

Dado que existen más de 100 tipos diferentes de artritis y enfermedades asociadas, probablemente existan diversas causas. Las causas de la mayoría de los tipos de artritis son desconocidas.
Es imposible prevenir ciertos factores que aumentan el riesgo de desarrollar artritis. Dichos factores incluyen:

Material genético que se hereda de los padres
Un defecto en el sistema inmunológico, que normalmente protege al organismo contra la invasión de bacterias y virus.
En algunos casos, es posible que el sistema no responda de manera adecuada a la infección y, en cambio, ataque a los tejidos propios del cuerpo.
Otros factores que aumentan el riesgo de desarrollar artritis pueden incluir:

Un defecto en el cartílago o en la unión de las articulaciones.
Lesión o traumatismo en una articulación.
Una bacteria, un hongo o un virus que puede infectar las articulaciones.
Algunos factores que aumentan el riesgo de ciertos tipos de artritis se pueden modificar; éstos incluyen:


Las personas con exceso de peso presentan una mayor frecuencia de osteoartritis (OA), especialmente en las rodillas.
Los hombres con exceso de peso también están expuestos a un riesgo mayor de desarrollar gota.
Debilidad muscular

Los músculos débiles no sostienen a las articulaciones de manera adecuada.
Si los músculos que rodean a las articulaciones son fuertes – especialmente los de las rodillas – el riesgo de desgaste de la articulación es menor y se puede prevenir la lesión.
Movimientos repetitivos

Algunos movimientos que se realizan repetidamente durante un período de tiempo prolongado pueden dañar u ocasionar lesión en la articulación.

Otros Recursos

Consulte a su médico.
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