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which type of medicine do you get for knee arthritis?

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Dr. Stephen Quinnan
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
NSAIDs : Assuming the arthritis being asked about is osteoarthritis.....The most common first line medicine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). Many fall in this category including naprosyn, (naproxen) ibuprofen, diclfenac, etc. If these medications and physical therapy fail, then injections with local anesthetics and corticosteroids are often recommended.
Answered on Jul 10, 2015
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