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A 45-year-old member asked:

Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends....: There are medications or other modalities which are used in managing swelling around the knee. Medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) are useful, but you should be aware of the potential side effects of these medications, particularly for extended use. Ice is often your best friend when suffering from swelling around the knee. The best treatment is to treat the cause of the swelling.
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
Variable: Ibuprofen usually works good.

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Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Most swollen, painful joints are due to overuse, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, etc. These can usually be treated with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medicines like Motrin or aleve (naproxen). Sometimes drainage and injections can also help. If the joint swells rapidly or is red, hot, or extremely tender, see your doctor as this could be something more serious like an infection or gout.
Last updated Jun 25, 2014


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