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is motrin or aleve better for knee pains from running

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No real difference: Both are nsaids and both have the same mechanism of action. Motrin (ibuprofen) tends to be shorter acting and needs to be taken every 4-6 hours while ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies by person: Motrin, Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) might work best depending on the individual.
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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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin R : The same. They r both ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen) is Naproxen sodium. Nsaids are all about the same, but some seem to work better for one person than ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Assure knee stabilit: Assure that your knees don't wobble (are stable) and that you have the proper shoes.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on the cause: Without an exam, difficult to tell you the exact cause, but common conditions for those 2 activities include patellar tendonitis and patellofemoral sy ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 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
8 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Girone
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Have you acclimated?: Running distance should not be attempted on the first outing. Depending on your cardiovascular conditioning, overall health &previous exercise history ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Did I knee'd that ?: It sounds as though you may have torn something. Continued activity could be making thins worse. To remove all doubt, consult with an orthopedic surge ... Read More

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