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does nsaids help with osteoarthritis

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amogh Sahai
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: When prescribing nsaid for osteoarthritis I am not necessarily looking at giving the strongest one but the one with least side effect profile for that ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There is a moderate GI risk but if you take a ppi such as Prilosec or Protonix (pantoprazole) at the same time you minimize that risk. Studies have su ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Get tested: Adviseable to have blood work and urine analysis after taking NSAID for > 3 months just to make sure your are not experiencing one of the low perc ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Speak with Doctor: Usually long term use of nsaids may have effects on the kidneys, GI system and cardiovascular issues. You should speak with your doctor to make sure ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely not as good: Although a study last year showed chondroitin improved hand oa pain, it still isn't usually as effective as nsaids.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
33 years experience Rheumatology
Different: Glucosamine has no anti-inflammatory effects while that is the purpose of nsaids. In oa some people do get relief from nsaids but there are more poten ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
No: There is no proof that use of NSAIDs causes osteoarthritis.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Ask nephrologist: S-AME is not generally toxic to the kidneys, but you don't give any other medications or information about the nature of your kidney disease. There i ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Try OTC: ibuprofen ( Advil) or naproxen sodium ( Aleve ). Another option would be arthritis strength Tylenol; however, if you decide on an OTC medication, ple ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
53 years experience Holistic Medicine
Listen to your body: Turmeric is a good especially combined with olive oil and black pepper . It is generally safe. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is also very helpful ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
NSAIDs: There is currently no convincing evidence either for or against the use of NSAIDs in covid19 infections. Therefore I feel it's up to you whether you s ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
One option: Consider acupuncture to reduce pain and to improve range of motion. It can be used as an adjunct to her standard treatments.
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