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Is motrin or Aleve (naproxen) better for knee pains from running?

Is motrin or Aleve (naproxen) better for knee pains from running?

No real difference: Both are nsaids and both have the same mechanism of action. Motrin (ibuprofen) tends to be shorter acting and needs to be taken every 4-6 hours while aleve (naproxen) is longer acting and needs to be taken every 12 hours. Both will work for the knee pain. ...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


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I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin R : The same. They r both ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen) is Naproxen sodium. Nsaids are all about the same, but some seem to work better for one person than another. Try what u like; use the dose listed on the bottle. I see that I have GI problems, so b sure to continue on those meds. Take nsaids with food. Take care. ...Read more

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How to prevent my knee pains that come from running?

How to prevent my knee pains that come from running?

Need to define site: Where in the knees are the pains coming from? Is it the joint, the cartilage, the bursas, the tendons. Dr rothschild points out that you need good footware. You also need good conditioning and quadriceps muscle exercises are good to support your knee. You need to maintain a good weight because every pound overweight is 5 more pounds when you take a step. This adds to the impact. ...Read more

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Am getting knee pains after playing basketball n running..What's the best way to eliminate this pain.N?

Am getting knee pains after playing basketball n running..What's the best way to eliminate this pain.N?

Depends on the cause: Without an exam, difficult to tell you the exact cause, but common conditions for those 2 activities include patellar tendonitis and patellofemoral syndrome. Quad stretching and quad strengthening, particularly of the vmo (search internet for demo) are a good start. An open patellar knee sleeve or a strap across the patellar tendon can help. Ensure your athletic shoes are up to date and customized. ...Read more

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Celebrex (celecoxib) vs Aleve for knee pain, which is recommended?

Celebrex (celecoxib) vs Aleve for knee pain, which is recommended?

Have stomach probs?: Celebrex (celecoxib) has been used for patients with gastritis, history of stomach ulcer, as it has a better protective function. ...Read more

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43f. My friends are distance runners . I want to join them but running is painful for me. My feet, back , knees all hurt when i'm done ! why? I need to pack myself in ice and take motrin ! why

43f. My friends are distance runners   . I want to join them but running is painful for me.  My feet, back , knees all hurt when i'm done !  why?  I need to pack myself in ice and take motrin !  why

Have you acclimated?: Running distance should not be attempted on the first outing. Depending on your cardiovascular conditioning, overall health &previous exercise history, it may be necessary to work up. Try running 1/2 mi every day for 2 weeks on a soft high school track, then progress by 1/4 mi every week, running 4 days a week. Distance running greatly increases joint injury risk &has no health benefits! ...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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What is better for knee swelling, ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)?

What is better for knee swelling, ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)?

NSAIDS: Both are anti inflammatory medications thus both effective for swelling in the knee (or elsewhere). Main differences involve duration of benefit rather than effectiveness. ...Read more

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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


Naproxen (Definition)

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