NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDS)
This class of drugs are in most common use. Among these aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen groups are available over the counter. For other NSAIDS, prescription from an orthopedic doctor is essential. Majorly available in pill form, these NSAIDS include drugs like diclofenac, etorolac, flurbiprofen, ketoprofen, oxaprozin, piroxicam, nimesulide and etoricoxib. Orthopedic physicians prefer to prescribe one of these anti-inflammatory drugs at one time.
NSAIDs drugs help provide interim relief to patients. These drugs are beneficial in reducing inflammation, pain and fever. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines can provide you relief for a temporary period but they are not meant to cure the ailments that lie underneath.