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aleve vs advil for knee pain

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marshall Bedder
38 years experience Pain Management
Why do you have pain: The real question is why do you have pain, especially if it is recurrent. Ice is always the best choice for musculoskeletal problems. A short course o ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Absurd: That is an absurd and totally incorrect piece of advice. All of these meds have similar GI risks. If you must take an NSAIDs, take a med regularly to ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
I can't...: ...since all medications you've listed contain NSAID's. You may want to address your request for rationale to the physician who gave you the advice in ... Read More
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Don't agree: Arthrotec has stomach protective agent which coats the Diclofanac. Likely much safer, GI wise, than Advil (ibuprofen) or Alleve. I think its risky to ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
26 years experience Podiatry
They are basically : The same. One may work better than the other but make sure you take it with food so that it doesn't upset your stomach
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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This is incorrect: There has been a misunderstanding here. Either 800mg ibuprofen three times daily OR 2x 220mg Alleve twice daily is ok, but these two medications are e ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Either: Both are NSAID class and either should help. With all medications some find one to work better for them.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: Depends on ulcer risk. If older than 51, ulcer protection is critical and Celebrex (celecoxib) is recommended.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee and leg pain : Good question. Aleve does not cure problems it only reduces the inflammation from an issue. Sound like you should see a doctor in person.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Varun Verma
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Can try anti-inflamm: Pain in the buttock and down the side of the leg is concerning for 'sciatica' which is usually due to a slipped disc in your spine. How long have you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes: But wait 2-3 hrs. Elevate the leg, ice it and walk with crutches till pain gone
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
20 years experience Pain Management
Aleve (naproxen) for Knee pain: Is Aleve (naproxen) working for his pain? Does your husband have any history of kidney problems? Any blood pressure issues? Any GI- stomach issues? I ... Read More
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