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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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Please recommend the best homepath medicine for knee pain ( cartledge )?

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

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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.

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

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Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

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 more

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Any suggestions for Ayurveda medicine for arthitis knee pain swelling?

Any suggestions for Ayurveda medicine for arthitis knee pain swelling?

Maybe: I am not familiar with Ayurveda as a significant help with arthritis. In fact, there are very few treatments i know that helps with the pain of arthritis. The best I have found to date is the acuknee. Acuknee.Com
see what you think. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I feel knee pain after playing basketball. I am heavy and I jump a lot in the games. Is there any medicine that I can take to prevent this pain?

I feel knee pain after playing basketball.  I am heavy and I jump a lot in the games.  Is there any medicine that I can take to prevent this pain?

Nomed -Need2prevent!: Prevention won't be achieved with ibuprofen- meds are typically for treatment. Prevention lies in understanding the cause of your knee pain that can be changed - 1. Overweight? Lose weight 2. Worn out sneakers?Buy new ones 3. Bad technique?Learn better ways to jump 4. Fatigue?Get conditioned 5. Unstable knee?Bracing, rehab may help. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine or theraphy for my knee pain?

Diagnosing the prob!: Too many causes for knee pain, with different approaches to answer. Diagnosis is the first step. See your doc! ...Read more

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Today I had knee pain surgery and so what would be really good pain medicine?

Today I had knee pain surgery and so what would be really good pain medicine?

Narcotics: You want your orthopedic surgeon to prescribe post op medications. Short course of narcotics and Ibuprofen is a good choice. ...Read more

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I have chronic knee pain and I want my life back and the only medicine I have taken that helps is tramadol and gabapentin is this realistic or am I So?

I have chronic knee pain and I want my life back and the only medicine I have taken that helps is tramadol and gabapentin is this realistic or am I So?

Alternative options: Stating it is chronic I assume you've had this evaluated. Do you have a diagnosis? If not formally evaluated, this should be done. You're fairly young for arthritis unless you've had injuries of the knee. For starters you can try OTC Glucosamine and/or Cod Liver Oil capsules (3 per day) and/or Aspercreme. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of chronic knee pain? What drugs?

How can you get rid of chronic knee pain? What drugs?

What diagnosis: The first question is what is the diagnosis? There are different type of knee problems: a variety of arthritis types, internal damage and derangement, bursitis and tendonitis. Exercise is very important to stabilize your knee. Your evaluation will determine these things and then see if exercise is enough or what medications depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can i take Coumadin (warfarin) and use voltaren gel?

Can i take Coumadin (warfarin) and use voltaren gel?

Yes.: Voltaren is a topical gel, and Coumadin (warfarin) works internally (blood thinning effect). ...Read more

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How long after using Voltaren gel, would it be safe to take Ibuprofen? Thanks.

How long after using Voltaren gel, would it be safe to take Ibuprofen? Thanks.

1 day: If you stop the Voltaren gel you should be OK to take the ibuprofen the next day.
Since they are prescription meds best to follow doctors prescribing as they know alot more about you and your condition. ...Read more

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How long does diclofenac (Voltaren gel) stay in your system? I use less than 1 gram for the day. Thank you!

How long does diclofenac (Voltaren gel) stay in your system? I use less than 1 gram for the day. Thank you!

Voltaren: I am not sure if you used patch or just gel/solution. Maximum it can work for 14-20 hours with single application. ...Read more

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My sister had 12years since 4 days she had suffer from knee pain and crying a lot . The results of its analys are hb 12.0 gm/dl pcv 0.38 i/i ESR 70?

My sister had 12years since 4 days she had suffer from knee pain and crying a lot . The results of its analys are hb 12.0 gm/dl  pcv 0.38 i/i   ESR 70?

Needs eval ASAP: I would be concerned about a juvenile inflammatory arthritis. Is there a rheumatologist or at least a pediatrician your sister can see? ...Read more

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2 weeks of big toe pain now in knee/wrist. Dix uric acid 465.2umol/L. Why is voltaren (diclofenac) helps but why is it not going away? First attack ever

2 weeks of big toe pain now in knee/wrist. Dix uric acid 465.2umol/L. Why is voltaren (diclofenac) helps but why is it not going away? First attack ever

?gout: Gout is not diagnosed by a blood test. Uric acid can be normal, high, and even low in Gout. Your first step is to get a diagnosis. To diagnose gout your doctor should obtain joint fluid for examination. Volt aren't is a nonsteroidal anti -inflammatory medication. It will help with any type of arthritis. Good luck to you ...Read more

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I take voltaren (diclofenac) 2x/day for chronic low back pain. But I also have swelling in hand/foot/knee that it doesn't help.I'm late 30's.What else could it be?

Voltaren (diclofenac): I would go see a doctor if i were you. What you got could be due to many different things, and more pertinent history such as would be necessary to throw some possible causes at you. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, arthritis due to inflammatory bowel disease or chronic hepatitis, or complex regional pain syndrome/rds are some of the possible causes. Voltaren (diclofenac) could be bad for your heart and kidneys. ...Read more

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Knee pain for age group 7. Why?

Knee pain for age group 7. Why?

Get it evaluated: There are many docs who feel that growing pains do not exist. Knee pain in a 7 year old requires evaluation. ...Read more

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Can no exercise cause knee pain?

Can no exercise cause knee pain?

Many causes: People can get knee pain whether they exercise regularly or not. Inflammation can set in with or without regular exercise. Cartilage can wear out from years of just normal walking. Many athletes who exercise all the time develop severe knee wear and tear, but exercise does keep the surrounding muscles strong which is a good thing. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Voltaren (Definition)

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