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How does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from acetominophen?

How does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from acetominophen?

Somewhat better.: Ibuprophen is anti-inflammtory has well as being a pain reliever. Acetominophen is a pain reliever but has no effect on inflammation. While neither is all you should be taking for an inflammatory arthritis. Both can be used in degenerative arthritis, but their is some inflammation exist in this condition too! go iwth the ibuprophen or naproxen. Remember, either can also be taken with tylenol! ...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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How does indomethacin help with sciatica pain?

How does indomethacin help with sciatica pain?

ANTINIFLAMMATORIES: For true sciatica indocin is rarely strong enough. It has more complications than Aleve (naproxen) : two tab twice a day is about the same. TC3 may be needed. Hopefully, you will be one of the 80% who suffer and the get completely well. Actively rest and resume activity as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from aspirin?

Does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from aspirin?

No: Both Aspirin and Ibuprofen (motrin) are antiinflammatories. They block the production of the same substances in the body. Aspirin needs to be taken more often then ibuprofen. ...Read more

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How long does it take to treat frozen shoulder and rheumatoid arthritis?

How long does it take to treat frozen shoulder and rheumatoid arthritis?

Hard to say: Frozen shoulder usually resolves within 18mo. I would tend to think that your RA is the major contributor to your current shoulder problems. See your rheumatologist or shoulder specialist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Please help me! how can I find relief for fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis?

Please help me! how can I find relief for fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis?

Fibromyalgia Support: See a specialist who can guide you with proper knowledge. I would also consider seeking fibromyalgia and/or arthritis support groups to discuss your issues with others who suffer and are confused like you are. Contact your doctors and/or the internet to research. ...Read more

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How do motrin or alleve work to alleviate pain?

How do motrin or alleve work to alleviate pain?

Motrin, Aleve (naproxen): Motrin and Aleve (naproxen) work the same as aspirin. They treat inflammation that causes pain. Be careful of its chronicor higher than normal dosage use as they have blood, stomach and kidney toxic effects. ...Read more

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Does prednisone help relieve bursitis?

Does prednisone help relieve bursitis?

Yes: Prednisone works by knocking down the inflammation in the bursa sac. It's the same type of medication that is injected into joints and bursa sacs alike. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How will chondroitin help treat osteoarthritis?

How will chondroitin help treat osteoarthritis?

May help: A study recently showed it to relieve hand pain from oa, but it would not reverse or stop the arthritis process. ...Read more

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How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

See below: No correct answer here. Everyone is different and everyone's healing ability is different. In general, i would expect to see some improvement after about 10-15 pt sessions. ...Read more

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What will help arthritis pain?

What will help arthritis pain?

Lots: There are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain from rheumatoid arthritis?

How can I relieve pain from rheumatoid arthritis?

NSAIDs, BUT more!!!: Pain relievers will help, but it is essential to quite down the inflammation, the main cause for the pain, but also a cause for vascular disease. A rheumatologist can best address the treatment needed. ...Read more

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How long does accupuncture take to help with insomnia?

How long does accupuncture take to help with insomnia?

Acupuncture - never: There really is no good evidence that acupuncture helps insomnia. If you sleep poorly often, and this is a persistent problem, then it is important to find the cause of insomnia and to treat the cause. Treatments can include cognitive-behavioral treatment that help you improve your sleep habits and get away from thoughts and associations that worsen sleep, or different kinds of medicines. ...Read more

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How can you reduce arthritis-related pain?

How can you reduce arthritis-related pain?

Stop inflammation: Pain is best reduced with anti-inflammatory and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. ...Read more

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How does ibuprofen work?

How does ibuprofen work?

Anti-inflammatory: Gets rid of inflammation, reduces temperature, pain killer. ...Read more

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How can I relieve arthritis pain with physical therapy?

How can I relieve arthritis pain with physical therapy?

PT for arthritis: A physical therapist can assist you with activities of daily living to reduce the stress on the joints affected with arthritis. Also treatments like wax dips to deliver heat to the joints and other exercises can be taught to help you. ...Read more

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What will help with rheumatoid arthritis?

What will help with rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARDs: Disease modifying drugs (dmards) such as Methotrexate or tnf agents can often put the disease into remission and prevent joint damage and disability. ...Read more

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How to get help with rheumatoid arthitis?

How to get help with rheumatoid arthitis?

RA: I recommend you consult with a rheumatologist. There are many good treatments available. ...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


Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more