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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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Please explain what else can I do for knee pain relief?

Please explain what else can I do for knee pain relief?

Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicoden?

Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicoden?

Possibly: Kroger brand xtra strength pain relief is acetaminophen, which is essentially tylenol. It may be weaker for pain than vicodin, but you will likely have less side effects than the vicodin if you are sensitive to narcotics. If the pain is not severe, i would go with the tylenol. Motrin and Ibuprofen are good over the counter options, but i would not take it constantly for a long time. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief after having bilateral total knee repleacement if you are allergic to endone and tramadol and renally impaired?

What is the best pain relief after having bilateral total knee repleacement if you are allergic to endone and tramadol and renally impaired?

Hi dose acetaminophen: on regular basis, not on as needed basis, is what's left , and you need to run it by your doctor, a pain specialist would definitely help if you have access to one, take care ...Read more

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Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicodin?

Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicodin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Arthritis strength tylenol (acetaminophen) is helpful. Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a narcotic and the chronic use of narcotics for pain control can cause serious side effects, including narcotic dependence, narcotic tolerance, and hyperalgesia (hyspersensitivity to pain). This class of drugs should not be used to treat arthritis pain unless no other options are effective. ...Read more

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What's the best way to cope withjoint pains-fingers, hands, wrists and knees? My doctor is making me wait tillnext year and the pain relief doesn't work

What's the best way to cope withjoint pains-fingers, hands, wrists and knees? My doctor is making me wait tillnext year and the pain relief doesn't work

Need work-up: Having multiple joint pains should be evaluated for possible rheumatoid conditions. This kind of pain should respond to otc anti-inlammatories such as Motrin and or aleve (naproxen). If they do not help with the pain this is another reason to look for the cause of the joint pain. ...Read more

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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I still have serious pain from a leg amputation that I had 5 years ago. Can anyone suggest any pain relief?

Phantom pain: You are likely suffering from phantom pain, a syndrome that afflicts patients after limb amputation. The syndrome is poorly understood but you do have some treatment options. You should seek a pain specialist with experience treating this syndrome. ...Read more

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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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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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Had aching leg for 2 days constant. No pain relief is working. Not quite sure if it's just aching leg now. Bottom of leg, all over, hurts to walk ?

Had aching leg for 2 days constant. No pain relief is working. Not quite sure if it's just aching leg now. Bottom of leg, all over, hurts to walk ?

See doctor: Without any specific injury to cause the pain it is hard to tell what is going on. You could have inflammation in the hip, knee or ankle or even a pinched nerve in the back causing these symptoms. See your doctor or an urgent care for exam and proper treatment. ...Read more

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L hip/groin pain 4 months.Occurs when rise from seat & if stand on L leg alone, rate pain @ 6. NP says Xrays, baclofen.Pain relief, but maskingcause?

L hip/groin pain 4 months.Occurs when rise from seat & if stand on L leg alone, rate pain @ 6. NP says Xrays, baclofen.Pain relief, but maskingcause?

Hip arthritis ommon: with obesity, age 63, most common is hip problem xrays of hip and lumbar spine needed now as djd is most common. good med care means- find out cause root cause get diagnosis- than treat appropriately local heat can help as analgesics but its time now ton get proper eval not just care by np. pain 6/10 often is not good . loose weight ...Read more

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Pain on rt side, lower back/butt, down the back of my leg, tingling/numbness in toes. Nerve/sciatica or something else? Pain relief suggestions?

Pain on rt side, lower back/butt, down the back of my leg, tingling/numbness in toes.  Nerve/sciatica or something else?  Pain relief suggestions?

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Taken tramadol 50mg around half an hour/hour ago and still experiencing a lot on pain in right ankle traveling up my leg. Have ankle injury which not had MRI results, what other pain relief could help?

Taken tramadol 50mg around half an hour/hour ago and still experiencing a lot on pain in right ankle traveling up my leg. Have ankle injury which not had MRI results, what other pain relief could help?

Pain rx: For an acute injury, elevate ankle, apply ice for 20-30 min evety 1-2 hr while awake, and add an NSAID. If ibuprofen available,b take 600 mg every 4 hr. If naprosyn (naproxen) available otc, take 220 mg every 8 hours. Then try your best to stay off your foot. ...Read more

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Can Spinal Stenosis present itself as lower back pain without leg symptoms and still maintain pain relief by bending forward or sitting?

Can Spinal Stenosis present itself as lower back pain without leg symptoms and still maintain pain relief by bending forward or sitting?

You need evaluation: It is not clear this could be mechanical or inflammation. You can ask your physician to evaluate and/ you for both and if there is a clue of inflammatory back pain. ...Read more

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Lower back pain relief? Pain across lower back, mostly on the left and down all the way down through left leg. Went to chiropractor but still in pain

See details: This is sciatica. Forget the chiropractor. You need to have this issue evaluated and treated. Start with you family doctor. If you do not have one, see a neurologist, orthopedist or pain specialist. ...Read more

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