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Gm Voltaren Gel Medicine For Knee Pain
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain after knee surgery 2 5/325 mg/day, is safe to use Voltaren gel for inflammation while on Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)? Any other suggestion to reduce swollen?
Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more
Knee pain and swelling, xray report shows small to moderate joint effusion, mild space narrowing suggests cartilage wear with no advance OA detected. Female 37 years, 65 KG weight. Took Voltaren Rapid 25 for 10 days, Pain and swelling not going. What can
I have a history of breast cysts. I called my dr he called me out voltaren (diclofenac) gel .I was confused after reading the common use joints, knees.
Doctor correct: Voltaren (diclofenac) is in a class of drugs called, nsaids (nonseroidalantiinflamatories) they work by prevention inflammation. Inflammation is the cause of pain. If the breast cysts are causing pain, the drug may work the same way as the drug works on knees and joints. ...Read more
Capsaicin cream OTC: Sudden knee pain is usually the result of overusing the knee or suddenly injuring it. In many cases of knee pain, you don't need to see your doctor. Apply moist heat, rest your knee and limit its movement, use otc capsaicin cream. If your pain is not improving after 7 days, see your pcp for evaluation, imaging and treatment. ...Read more
What is the best medicine for knee pain if you are allergic to Nsaid drugs. my dr confirmed the allergy. Trying to get info before i go to orthopedic.
NSAID allergy: There are a few options, though one is RX only. There is a product called Traumeel that is not an RX and would be a great alternative to the NSAID's. There are also topical anti-inflammatories that are compounded by pharmacies, that many people with NSAID allergies can use as they are applied topically and minimally absorbed. Also look up how to use hot/colt contrast therapy. ...Read more
Depends....: There are medications or other modalities which are used in managing swelling around the knee. Medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) are useful, but you should be aware of the potential side effects of these medications, particularly for extended use. Ice is often your best friend when suffering from swelling around the knee. The best treatment is to treat the cause of the swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cronic knee pain after an accident. The MRI and X-ray results are negative. What can I do to help it without drugs?
Aquatics/acupuncture: Injuries after accidents can unfortunately lead to chronic pain (despite normal imaging tests). It's best to stay active, work with a physical therapist to maintain your strength. Consider aquatic therapy as warm water combined with non impact strengthening can be therapeutic. Alternative treatments i.e. Acupuncture may be beneficial. Consider seeing a pain md for further recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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