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Is Motrin Or Aleve 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?
Advil and Motrin R : The same. They r both ibuprofen. Aleve 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My husband has knee pain. He's taking 220mg of Aleve BID. Seeing the doctor 4/20. Is it ok to keeping taking until then?
Aleve for Knee pain: Is Aleve working for his pain? Does your husband have any history of kidney problems? Any blood pressure issues? Any GI- stomach issues? If no to all of these questions, he should be safe to take Aleve with food as stated 220mg bid. Has he tried OTC topical meds ( biofreeze, aspercreme, salonpas)? Since symptoms are localized, topical may help him even better than Aleve + have less side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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