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is aleve better or worse than advil for ankle sprains

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeraj Gupta
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Choice: I like Aleve (naproxen) better since it is twice a day dosing.
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
34 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
NSAIDS: Which ever one helps, they help symptoms and reduce inflammation.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 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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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Equal: These two anti-inflammatory medications are equally effective. Remember also to rice ( rest, ice, compression, elevation). Compression in this case is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marshall Bedder
37 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Nsaids: Naprosyn (naproxen) and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDS, so you can not take both, but you may take naprosyn (naproxen) as instructed to instead of the Ibup ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Side effect: The nsaids have a side effect of retaining fluid and can cause a host of other bad problems. They are not innocuous pills to be taken like candy. Thi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: If your pain doesn't respnd to otc pain relievers, you should see your doctor to make sure there's noting more ominous.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Treatment is w ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Physical symptoms: along w/the classic signs of a panic attack means you need to find out how much is physical and how much psychological or what combo of both. Please ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience Cardiology
Pretty similar: But some people like one or the other more.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
avoid mixing: Neither metaphors nor nsaids should be mixed. Use one or the other.

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