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Kidney pain advil (ibuprofen)?

Kidney pain advil (ibuprofen)?

Advil (ibuprofen) for renal pain: It woud be better if you find the cause of your pain, rather than blindly taking advil (ibuprofen) for it. Advil (ibuprofen) can cause acute renal failure, reversed by stopping it. Advil (ibuprofen) may also aggravate any hypertension you may have. See a urologist to find out if you have kidney pain and what is causing it. Your treatment plan can then be formulated and perhaps you will be able to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleeve better for joint pain?

Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleeve better for joint pain?

Both should work: They are both nsaids and should work well. Different people seem to respond better to one NSAID vs another. Try both and see which works for you. ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis pain relief, Aleve (naproxen) or Advil?

Both are good: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are anti-inflammatory medications and either can be used to treat arthritis pain. Aleve only needs to be taken 2 times per day (every 12 hours) where as Advil can be taken 3 times per day (every 8 hours). Do not take them both together but try them both separately and see which is more effective for you. ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis knee pain tylenol (acetaminophen) extra or alieve?

Which is better for arthritis knee pain tylenol (acetaminophen) extra or alieve?

Either: Would try tylenol (acetaminophen) first. If does not help the try aleve. Be aware that any overuse of either of these medications can have side effects. Best to discuss and be followed up by your pcp. If does not help may need injection. ...Read more

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Is Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen better for knee pain?

Is Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen better for knee pain?

They are basically : The same. One may work better than the other but make sure you take it with food so that it doesn't upset your stomach ...Read more

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Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Rheumatoid joints: Absolutely. Cortisone injections into joints with inflammation of any cause can be helped . It's more important to get in with a rheumatology specialist as there r medications which can slow or reverse the disease . ...Read more

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Chronic back, ribs, joint pain responds to paracetamol, naproxen or ibuprofen dramatically. Does that mean inflammatory pain? Ra, anticcp, hla b27 -ve

Chronic back, ribs, joint pain responds to paracetamol, naproxen or ibuprofen dramatically. Does that mean inflammatory pain? Ra, anticcp, hla b27 -ve

Possibly: Non-steroidal medications like Naproxen and Ibuprofen work both as anti-inflammatory drugs in addition to analgesics (pain relievers).Acetaminophen is mainly an analgesic with little effect if any on inflammation.Being in your early 30's, osteoarthritis is less likely unless you've had joint injuries. Many causes of back/joint pain not related to arthritis. See an orthopedic doc or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) help herniated disc pain?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) help herniated disc pain?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a mild non narcotic analgesic, it can help herniated disc pain, but complete depends on the severity of the disc problem and the degree of pain. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause heel pain? Also have knee pain ankle pain

Can osteoarthritis cause heel pain? Also have knee pain ankle pain

Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Possilbe pain relief for facet joints?

Possilbe pain relief for facet joints?

Options: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Can yucca relieve arthritis pain?

The bark and root of yucca — a group of shrub-like plants native to the southwestern United States and Mexico — are ingredients in many dietary supplements that claim to promote joint health: Parts of various yucca plants have been used for centuries in traditional Native American medicine. But the only direct evidence that yucca relieves joint pain comes from a single study published in the 1970s and never validated in later publications. Since then, scientists have isolated several yucca compounds that may turn out to have medicinal value. In the laboratory, some of these compounds display properties similar to those of anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat joint pain. What these yucca-derived chemicals do in the test tube, however, is likely to be quite different from what they do in the human body. Scientific studies have validated many alternative and complementary therapies for arthritis, but yucca is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can meloxicam relieve pain from a sprained ankle?

No: Anything is possible but this is a stretch. It has no analgesic properties. ...Read more

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Achilles tendonitis is better with tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or aleve?

Achilles tendonitis is better with tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or aleve?

No right answer: All are pain relievers. Motrin and Aleve also reduce inflammation and are similar drugs. I believe that taking drugs like Motrin may prevent healing of a tendon injury since the body uses inflammation to help stimulate healing. Therefore, tylenol (acetaminophen) might be a better first choice, along with ice and rest followed by a physical therapy program if not improving on it's own. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more