Is Tramadol Effective for Treating Osteoarthritis?

Tramadol is an opiod medication that’s used for treating moderate to severe pain. Unlike non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), Tramadol does not cause renal (kidney) problems or produce gastric bleeding. It also has no effect on articular or joint cartilage.  However, Tramadol is a NARCOTIC-LIKE pain reliever, so it should not be used by people who…

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