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Is motrin or aleve (naproxen) better for knee pains from running?

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Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
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 Aleve (naproxen) is longer acting and needs to be taken every 12 hours. Both will work for the knee pain.
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Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Varies by person: Motrin, Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) might work best depending on the individual.
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Last updated Oct 26, 2016

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