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I have arthritis in my knee and i'm aspirin sensitive, what else can I do for the pain?

I have arthritis in my knee and i'm aspirin sensitive, what else can I do for the pain?

Stop Arthritis pain: Aspirin sensitive people can use Acetaminophen (tylenol), local applications of heat, ice, or otc liniments to soothe painful joints. Yoga and a tailored exercise program are helpful. Nsaids (ibuprofen) with a stomach protector medicine (otc prilosec) can be tried. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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My wife has under gone knees replacement &is obese does she need aspirin?

My wife has under gone knees replacement &is obese does she need aspirin?

No: Nobody really needs medication. Aspirin might be helpful as an anti-inflammatory or to help relieve pain. It may also be given to reduce risk of heart attack or stroke but these benefits are small in a person who does not have known atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more

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Pain and bruising of the knee with no injury. No aspirin or anything?

Pain and bruising of the knee with no injury. No aspirin or anything?

Early arthritis: Would really need to know more beforesuggesting any treatment tests.Bruising can occur even with minor trauma that you may not notice; the pain could be due to multiple reasons; wouls recommend evaluation. ...Read more

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What pain reliever can I take and how often. I'm on aspirin ec 325 mg, having knee replacement appx. 5 wks ago.

Consult your surgeon: tell hin/her about the ASA intake. You will most likely have to stop @ least 10 days before surgery usually, & the surgeon will tell you his/her policy. Some surgeons as well as myself are not worried about continuing to take it up to the day of surgery. ...Read more

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Is taking 500mg coated aspirin three times a day three times weekly a good way to help osteoarthritis of the knee? Don't want cardio issues.

Is taking 500mg coated aspirin three times a day three times weekly a good way to help osteoarthritis of the knee? Don't want cardio issues.

It can be...: Aspirin certainly can be helpful for arthritis pain. Depending on the severity of the pain and whether it is contant or intermittent pain you may need something more regularly. Aspirin is not known to induce cardiovascular disease, indeed it can be preventative (though generally only recommended for prevention of a second heart attack, not a first). You might try Glucosamine and Cod LIver Oil. ...Read more

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Swelling below my knee slightly to the left side. Started as minor pain a few days ago. Got worse. Elevation, low doses aspirin or Ibuprofen helps. ?

Swelling below my knee slightly to the left side. Started as minor pain a few days ago. Got worse. Elevation, low doses aspirin or Ibuprofen helps. ?

Requires exam: to rule out an effusion ( fluid in the joint space ) . Please consult your pCP or get seen at UC clinic. Ibuprofen will only help for tissue inflammation or irritation. ...Read more

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Which is better to reduce knee swelling Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin?

Which is better to reduce knee swelling Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin?

Knee swelling: Both can reduce swelling. Both have side effects on gi, heart, liver, kidney. Aleve (naproxen) may cuse more retained fluid/edema in the legs if you have hypertension. ...Read more

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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


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Halfprin (Definition)

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