A 38-year-old member asked:
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what's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

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Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
That depends: On the etiology of the pain. Chronic hip pain suggests involvement of bone, muscle or joint. Leg pain may involve bone, joint, muscle, blood vessel, referred or neurologic pain. Nsaids (ibuprofen) may work well in cases of bone & joint pain. Bottom line, though: know exactly what you're dealing with and work out rx options with a care provider.
Answered on Apr 17, 2013
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ...
Answered on Feb 23, 2020
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