Pain is unpleasant and can make one’s life miserable. There are different types of pains, which may occur in any part of the body. Generally, adults and elders experience pain in joints due to wear and tear, or growing age. Pain is a sign of inflammation that occurs when the body releases a hormone-like chemical called as prostaglandin. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, bursitis, gout, tendinitis, menstrual cramps are few medical conditions wherein pain is severe.
With advanced researches and development in pharmacology, we are fortunate to have so many painkiller medicines available in the market. Majority of the painkillers prescribed by the physicians are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that work by inhibiting prostaglandin, thereby reducing inflammation and pain promptly. Many of the pain medications are available as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Nevertheless, they should be used after consulting doctor.