Beta blockers linked to less pain in OA

Osteoarthritis patients who take beta blockers have less pain and are less likely to use analgesics, new findings show.

The researchers say this is the first study to show that beta blockers used to treat hypertension in those with osteoarthritis are associated with lower levels of joint pain.

“This finding raises the possibility that this class of drugs may be used as analgesics for joint pain,” the UK researchers say.