11. Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Hyaluronic acid injected into the knee joint acts as a lubricant. Your knee can better withstand shock and experience improved mobility. Also, the pain is reduced.
10. Over-the-Counter Pain Medications
If you are having trouble with chronic knee pain, then you might want to try over-the-counter medications (OTC) to cope. OTC drugs include:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen
- Topical creams that contain capsaicin, menthol, or cannabidiol (CBD)
9. Prescription Drugs
With severe knee pain, many will seek out the aid of prescription pain medications such as Tramadol or other opioids, which can quickly become addictive. Anyone choosing to use prescription medications should only view the option as a short-term fix.