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Medicine For Knee Conditions
Check with ur doc: This drug is not available in the us but it is used for oa of the knee. ...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
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 to help/relieve arthritis in the knees? Is there an over-the-counter medicine or a perscription medicine?
Unfortunatelly : Unfortunatelly , medicine is not so simple. Many things have to be considered, the age, sex, diagnosis, weight physycal activity etcetc . The diagnosis is very important , all knee pains are not due to the same thing , and thus are not cured the same way, whay could be good for somebody may be totally wrong for somebody else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does medication know how to find the pain center? For example, exedrine tension medicine, why wouldn't it just go to my painful knee!
Good question: It doesn't just go to your migraine, but the meds in the medicine are made to fight migraine pain. Similar to adding a nausea medicine for pts that get nausea with a pain med. The nausea medicine does not just go to the stomach, it specifically works to treat nausea. So they add it and then name it " no nausea pain med". ...Read more
I've ankylosin spondylitis, and currently feeling pain in my knees(assumin it's related to AS).what can I do to ease pain apart from using drugs?
The basics: It's unusual to see AS in a female but patient's with this condition are more prone to "tendonitis" which is treated with relative rest, meaning back off on aggravating activities, local ice followed by gentle stretching and strengthening as symptoms subside. In general, it will be important to maintain healthy weight/diet and engage in regular exercise/stretching program within tolerance. ...Read more
Sweeling near knees but it doesn't pain 3months ago i hav aplied medicine magic touch nd within few hours there was no sweeling but again its dr!cancer?
Unlikely: Cancer is not the most likely of diagnoses based on this brief description, but recommend having a doctor take a look at it when there is swelling to do additional testing. If this is an arthritis (inflammation of the joint) then the more important question is to identify the underlying cause and additional tests might be necessary. ...Read more
Knee sprain: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NSAIDs : Assuming the arthritis being asked about is osteoarthritis.....The most common first line medicine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). Many fall in this category including naprosyn, (naproxen) ibuprofen, diclfenac, etc. If these medications and physical therapy fail, then injections with local anesthetics and corticosteroids are often recommended. ...Read more
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
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or Vicodin.: These are the two that we use. They are very effective, however, they are addictive. We usually prescribe it one time only, with no refills, for almost all of the knee surgery we do. ...Read more
My right knee is hurting bad and i didn't do anything to injury it.What should I do? I don't want to keep taking pain medicine.
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