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is aleve (naproxen) a good muscle reliever?

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Dr. Ashish Shanbhag
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe: Aleve (naproxen) will help reduce the inflammation, but does not work directly on muscles.
Answered on Feb 19, 2014
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Dr. Ashish Shanbhag
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Aleve is an antiinflammatory medication; it may relieve muscle pain.
Feb 19, 2014
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Good for muscular..: Good for muscular pain do to strain/sprain. Other causes for muscle pain exist, but a negative response to naproxen will help with alternative diagnoses.
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
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Heat and stretch: Moist heat will help improve blood flow to those muscles and help relax and heal them but will take time.
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