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What to do to recover from patella tendonitis fast. Already taking anti inflammatory medicine. ?

What to do to recover from patella tendonitis fast. Already taking anti inflammatory medicine. ?

Rice: Rest, ice, compression are the primary treatments for acute patellar tendinitis. If it is sport related, wearing a patellar tendon brace may make it less likely it will recur. ...Read more

Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


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I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

Loaded...: You need to discuss your current medication regimen with a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) or qualified Internist or Family Physician. The Lamictal may be causing aches and pains in and of itself. And it may also affect kidney function. I don't think I would recommend any intervention (NSAID, Corticosteroid) until your medical history is fully taken into account. ...Read more

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If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels? Or does it? What about other NSAIDS? Thx

If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels?  Or does it?  What about other NSAIDS?  Thx

See details: Numerous issues can cause an elevated CRP. Aspirin has to be taken in very large doses to have any antiinflammatory effects. The other meds other reduce pain but often will not lower the CRP. Once again, it depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets ?

Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets ?

One or the other: It`s unnecessary and not advisable. Oral NASAIDS get into most tissues-local sprays are local but with some small systemic absorption. Don`t do both. ...Read more

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Just wondering how to relieve the pain of wrist tendonitis. Tried wrist strap, NSAIDs, PRICE and nothing seems to be helping. Please help. ?

Just wondering how to relieve the pain of wrist tendonitis. Tried wrist strap, NSAIDs, PRICE and nothing seems to be helping. Please help. ?

If all has failed-: -get in 2 C an orthopedic surgeon or a hand surgeon, they can 1 in the same tho plastic surgeons also R Trained in hand & upper extremities. Ur choice.G good luck! ...Read more

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Im 17 f having iliopsoas tendonitis for 1.5 yrs. Tried nsaids, pt, and steroid shots. Not keen on surgery. Any suggestions? Streching is too painful.

Im 17 f having iliopsoas tendonitis for 1.5 yrs. Tried nsaids, pt, and steroid shots. Not keen on surgery. Any suggestions? Streching is too painful.

Maybe.: Usually tendinitis in this area is self limited, but u need to stop doing any activity/exercise that aggravates the condition. Stretching is a must and can be facilitated by taking a hot bath/spa b4, and icing after, working with a massage therapist to do deep soft tissue massage. You may consider accupuncture and e-stim if you haven't tried those. Hang in there! ...Read more

Nsaids (Definition)

Nsaid stands for non steroidal anti inflammatory agent. So the most potent anti inflammatory agents are steroids like prednisone. Nsaids are ...Read more


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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more