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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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Broken c2-c6, t12, l3, shoulder scope, arthritis, carpal tunnel surgery. Horrible pain. Any suggestions for pain management besides pain pills?

Broken c2-c6, t12, l3, shoulder scope, arthritis, carpal tunnel surgery. Horrible pain. Any suggestions for pain management besides pain pills?

Alternative therapy: Medications and other interventions that aren't thought of as traditional 'pain pills' can be helpful. Medications like various anti-seizure or anti-depressants can be tried as well as alternative therapies such as accupuncture, reiki, or guided exercise therapy are often helpful for many patients living with chronic pain. ...Read more

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What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read more

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What are some good arthritis knee pain relief (for very extreme pain)?

Anti-inflammatories: The anti-inflammatories are the main-stay treatment for oa (osteoarthritis). Ibuprofen tends to be very effective for flare ups - max dose 800mg tid. Beyond this pls see your doc or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.

Kidney stones: can be very painful and sometimes require narcotics such as morphine for pain control. Have your doctor prescribe stronger medication, and also make sure that you don't have an associated kidney infection. ...Read more

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Pain killers are giving little or no relief from heel and ankle pain. Are there any treatments for this by acupuncture?

Heel pain: You don't mention orthotics or cortisone injections . Both are effective , but without seeing your x rays to determine what is causing the pain I am speculating. See your podiatrist for a real diagnosis and treatment . Good luck. ...Read more

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Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now ?

Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now  ?

Might need to see Dr: There are many causes of knee pain. Tendinitis generally doesnt respond to medications. A physiotherapist might be helpful re your bracing. Suggest get it checked if worsening. Here is a generic article on knee pain see if any fit to discuss with your doctor: http://patient.info/doctor/knee-assessment ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments available for heel, knee joint pain other than pain meds?

Periostitis of os..: If inflammation causes the pain, it should be eliminated. The most common cause for heel specific pain is "periostitis of the os calcus, or heel bone. An appropriate cortisone should bring rapid relief. Then look for the causes. The family of spondyloarthopathies is most likely factorial the layman's term for heel pain is stone bruise." in reiter's syndrome, it was called "lover's heels!". ...Read more

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Relief for hamstring pain?

Depends on grade: If gr. 1, treatment is ice, rest ; activity modification. Gr 2 means some muscle damage but no loss of continuity, same rx 4 a longer time 4-6 wks.Gr.3=significant tear of muscle ; recovery is long, now months not was . If there is an avulsion of the attachments with boney involvement @ the knee or pelvis which becomes a surgical problem. 1 ;2 also use nsaids. ...Read more

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Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?

Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?

Other medications: If Ibuprofen doesn't help, you can try other nsaids. There are other pain medications like anti-seizure medication, muscle relaxants .... They can be used for nerve pain. If your pain persists, i recommend seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any specific analgesics good for treating bursitis and femur/hip pain? Post-op 8 years femur repair with hardware.

Are there any specific analgesics good for treating bursitis and femur/hip pain? Post-op 8 years femur repair with hardware.

NSAIDS are good: Analgesics but it may aggravate your abdominal discomfort and barrett's esophagus. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is less effective but worth a try and less hard on your stomach. Narcotic meds (codeine, morphine, hydro and oxycodone ) can be used for severe pain. Best wishes! ...Read more

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4.5cm complex ovarian cyst. Ongoing strong pain. No nsaids due to digest. Issues. Tylenol/heat/ice min.Relief. Surg. In 3wk. Pain relief options?

Hopefully over!: This has been here a long time - I think you might have had the surgery. If so I hope it went well. I hope you feel much better already or soon! ...Read more

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Any home remedies that would offer relief from knee joints, stiffness and pain?

Any home remedies that would offer relief from knee joints, stiffness and pain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression (ie. An off the shelf knee brace) and elevation. If the pain is present for more than 2 weeks it may warrant a visit to your local orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Could instaflex help against knee pain and joint relief?

Could instaflex help against knee pain and joint relief?

See details: Most of the Intraflex products are just high priced vitamins and minerals with little value. The joint care product has glucosamine which may provide some benefit for osteoarthritis. Having the knee evaluated by an orthopedist or rheumatologist should be done being relying on questionable supplements. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for Ayurveda medicine for arthitis knee pain swelling?

Any suggestions for Ayurveda medicine for arthitis knee pain swelling?

Maybe: I am not familiar with ayurveda as a significant help with arthritis. In fact, there are very few treatments i know that helps with the pain of arthritis. The best I have found to date is the acuknee. Acuknee.Com see what you think. ...Read more

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Please provide guidance on evaluation of bilateral patellar-femoral joint pain improved with nsaids?

Please provide guidance on evaluation of bilateral patellar-femoral joint pain improved with nsaids?

Physical therapy: Pt directed at quadriceps strengthening and hamstring stretching should help. May also consider using an orthotic in the shoes if you are flat footed. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe hip pain!?

Need medical advice for severe hip pain!?

Depends: Depends on the location of the "hip." the term "hip" is often not specifically localizing, even for physicians. If pain in in the groin, actual hip joint may be involved. If pain is on the side, it may be bursitis. If pain is in the butt, other possibilities. This would have to be localized and then specific treatment of bursal injection, identification and assurance of no fx. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Rarely: Opioids are a last resort and are only considered an option if all traditional medications have failed. ...Read more

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