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What can I take for knee pain?

What can I take for knee pain?

Pain type is crucial: Knee pain can be joint pain, muscle pain, bone pain, bursitis pain, tendon pain, muscle pain, etc. Just because the knee hurts does not mean arthritis and does not mean a need for injections or surgery. You may need a good conditioning program, even seeing a physicial therapist. Muscle strength is important to help knee pain - the muscle help protect the knee. ...Read more

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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Knee pain. What can I take?

Knee pain. What can I take?

Many things: If you injured it you should see a doc so that you are not making it worse. For mild pain there are many classes of medication including tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen), and others like tramadol. Call one of your docs and see what they prescribe. Avoid narcotics...Too many people prescribe them and they have many side effects. ...Read more

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What can I take for joint pain?

What can I take for joint pain?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) mild nsaids: I would start with tylenol (acetaminophen) and mild nsaids to try to alleviate your symptoms also i( would try to keep the joints moving whether in be walking or gentle exercises if symptoms persist, i would get an exam and possibly an injection or physical therapy. ...Read more

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What can I take for elbow pain?

What can I take for elbow pain?

Acetaminophen/NSAIDs: Well, that depends on the nature of your pain, i.e., trauma vs. repetitive stress or overuse injury vs. osteoarthritis. For most MSKL injuries, acetaminophen and/or NSAIDs, alone or in combination, are sufficient to treat your pain. Physical therapy is also an excellent adjunct treatment. However, only an expert evaluation by a physician will allow for a proper diagnosis and plan of care. ...Read more

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What can I take for sciatica pain?

What can I take for sciatica pain?

Lots of options: Besides medication, I would also recommend physical therapy, lifestyle modifications and modalities such as TENS unit. Depending on the type of pain you have, NSAIDs, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and medications specifically for neuropathic pain may be helpful. The American Chronic Pain Association has a good section on medication and treatment as a patient resource. http://www.theacpa.org/treatments ...Read more

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What can I do for knee pain?

Depends on problem : There are many treatments but to provide the correct options more information is necessary . Can you elaborate on your problem? ...Read more

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What can I take for groin pain?

What can I take for groin pain?

groin pain: It depends on what the cause is, but if it is due to a muscle strain or ligament injury you should rest from vigorous activity for 2 weeks and take an anti-inflammatory medication like advil (ibuprofen) or aleve. If there is a bulge in the area of pain, you would need a medical evaluation to check for a hernia. ...Read more

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Severe tailbone pain. What can I take for this?

Severe tailbone pain. What can I take for this?

Coccygodinia: Medical term for painful coccyx. Can be from trauma, infection, tumor, internal problem or a host of other reasons. Should be checked out. ...Read more

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What can I do or take for heel pain after ankle surgery?

What can I do or take for heel pain after ankle surgery?

Ask your surgeon: Depending on what was performed at the time of surgery, your surgeon may want you to avoid certain medications like nsaids or they may be what is recommended. ...Read more

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What can I take for arthritis?

What can I take for arthritis?

MANY ANSWERS: I wish i could tell you exactly what to take, but that is diificult without knowing what type of arthritis a patient has. There are over 140 types of arthritis and the type of arthritis dictates what therapy is necessary. Further information on the arthritis type is necessay for more specific answers. ...Read more

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What can I take for a swollen knee?

What can I take for a swollen knee?

Aleve (naproxen) or Advil: It depends on the cause of this arthritic inflammation. Has the knee been x rayed? If not get the knee examined and x rayed. In the meantime you can try aleve (naproxen) or advil. ...Read more

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What can I do for chronic knee pains?

What can I do for chronic knee pains?

Several things: Anti-inflammatories, ice, a elastic knee sleeve type brace, stretching of the quads and hamstrings, and strengthening of the quads and hamstrings without deep knee flexion exercises. But first get evaluated and find the specific reason for your chronic knee pain to get the correct treatement. ...Read more

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What can I take for the pain in my knee?

What can I take  for the pain in my knee?

?: Depends on the cause and your medical history. Ibuprofen or acetominophen are usually good choices, but it depends on what other problems you may have. ...Read more

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What should I take for excruciating arthritis pain?

What should I take for excruciating arthritis pain?

Depends: Based on the world health organization step therapy, the first line is tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen), second line is nonsteroidals like Motrin or naprosyn, and third line is opioids. It depends on the training of the physician on whether or not opioids will be offered since there is differing point of view of the use of opioids in chronic non malignant pain like arthritis. ...Read more

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Pain for bruised ribs. What can I take to help the pain?

NSAIDS: Ibuprofen, the generic for Motrin, or naproxen, the generic for Aleve, are both good options. Bruised ribs can take awhile to heal and can hurt just as much as a fracture. Remember to take regular deep breaths when you have bruised or fractured ribs so that you don't develop lung infections. ...Read more

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What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

Arthritis Drugs: Drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis include Leflunomide (arava) and the "biologic" medications Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade), Anakinra (kineret), Adalimumab (humira), Rituximab (rituxan), Abatacept (orencia), golimumab (simponi), certolizumab pegol (cimzia), and tocilizumab (actemra). Each of these medications can increase the risk for infections but are very effective. ...Read more

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What can I take for tooth pain?

What can I take for tooth pain?

See dentist: The best thing to take is a visit to your dentist to have the tooth evaluated to determine what is causing the pain, and most important of all, treatment options to eliminate the pain. Until you see the dentist, ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin or Aleve can be used. ...Read more

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What can I do for arthritis pain quickly?

What can I do for arthritis pain quickly?

Injection: The best way to treat an acute flare of arthritis is an injection of cortisone. I typicality recommend trying rest, ice and either advil or Aleve (naproxen) first. ...Read more

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What can I take for knee pain?

Pain type is crucial: Knee pain can be joint pain, muscle pain, bone pain, bursitis pain, tendon pain, muscle pain, etc. Just because the knee hurts does not mean arthritis and does not mean a need for injections or surgery. You may need a good conditioning program, even seeing a physicial therapist. Muscle strength is important to help knee pain - the muscle help protect the knee. ...Read more

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Knee pain. What can I take?

Many things: If you injured it you should see a doc so that you are not making it worse. For mild pain there are many classes of medication including tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen), and others like tramadol. Call one of your docs and see what they prescribe. Avoid narcotics...Too many people prescribe them and they have many side effects. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal knee pain?

How long should it take to heal knee pain?

Depends: That all depends on what is causing the pain and have you taken care of what is causing it. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal knee pain?

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal knee pain?

Depends on cause: Knee pain as a result of mild-to-moderate injury to the joint can take 1-6 weeks weeks to heal. More significant injuries can take up to 3 months. Most important thing is to identify the cause of your knee pain. An evaluation done by an orthopaedic surgeon is a good place to start. ...Read more

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What would be recommended to take care of a knee pain and what is the cause?

What would be recommended to take care of a knee pain and what is the cause?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments available. ...Read more

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What are the next steps for me to take if i continue having knee pain while cycling after getting a proper bike fitting?

C an ortho. : A good orthopedic exam & imaging may help. Even if u have a great fit, an internal derangement will still give u trouble. ...Read more

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I take one Alleve tablet a day is this bad? I take it for knee pain.

I take one Alleve tablet a day is this bad? I take it for knee pain.

Not bad at all: Naproxen is a traditional NSAID. It works by blocking your body's production of some natural substances that cause inflammation. It is great an anti-inflammatory drug and reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis. If concerned, talk to your PCP for more information. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend have knee pain taking ibprofun 600mg 3 time a day and tylanol 650mg 2 time a day take tylanol 2hr after taking ibprofun is that normal?

My friend have knee pain  taking  ibprofun 600mg 3 time a day and tylanol 650mg 2 time a day  take tylanol 2hr after taking ibprofun  is that normal?

Yes: It's usually okay to combine tylenol and ibuprofen, but I would want to make sure your friend has seen a health care professional to make sure that there is not another treatable cause for his/her knee pain. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of knee pain after running?

What's a fast way to take care of knee pain after running?

Ice: Ice the knees for 15-20 minutes after running. If it persists, see an orthopedist to determine the cause. Sometime exercises are all that you will need to resolve the issue. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots ever permanently take knee pain away? Is ir possible?

Do cortisone shots ever permanently take knee pain away? Is ir possible?

Unlikely: Depends. Most shots are for arthtitic conditions (degeneration, inflammation) and in these instances they provide temporary relief. In bursitis, often just below the knee, it can be a permanent fix. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if i take hydrocodone once in a while for back and knee pain?

What do you recommend if i take hydrocodone once in a while for back and knee pain?

Key-once in a while: Hydrocodone (vicodin, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) others) has the potential to be highly addictive when taken for more than a short period of time-perhaps a week or two. If it truly "once in a while, " then there is probably know harm. I make my living treating opiate dependence, and most patients started slowly, then gradually increased to opiate dependence. See my website www.Opiatcure.Com. ...Read more

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Is it better to take chondroitin alone or combined with glucosamine for knee pain?Plz advice

Is it better to take chondroitin alone or combined with glucosamine for knee pain?Plz advice

Neither: The position of the american academy of orthopedic surgeons on glucosamine and chondroitan sulfate that it has showed no statistically significant benefit in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and they do not recommend using this product. ...Read more

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How long does it band syndrome take to heal? If it does heal will it likely come back? I have had 4 years of knee pain.

How long does it band syndrome take to heal? If it does heal will it likely come back? I have had 4 years of knee pain.

It band: Several things can be associated w it band. A tight it band can cause lateral knee pain distally particularly in runners. It can snap near the hip. Physical therapy directed at hip abductor strengthing and special stretches for it band can be beneficial. Avid runnets thwn will need to continue to keep these areas strong and stretched out to prevent it from coming back. ...Read more

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Can i take 2 ibuprofen 800 for knee pain?

Not in a single dose: Can take this amount in split dose during the day. take care. ...Read more

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I have right knee pain when I run. Is it OK to run with pain or should I take time off?

Get checked.: It may be a simple problem that can be taken care of with physical therapy, or it could be several other possiblities. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

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How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

Rest, ice anti-inflm: Tendinitis or sprain can take 1-2 weeks. Would recommend rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories such as alleve, naprosyn (naproxen) etc (with food). The the knee, i would also recommend quadriceps strengthening exercises - straight leg raises lying flat on the back. ...Read more

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What care a middle aged person should take who has started feeling knee pain while climbing staires, squatting etc.

What care a middle aged person should take who has started feeling knee pain while climbing staires, squatting etc.

See details: I am not sure i would classify 43 as middle-aged. However, there are many causes of knee pain. I would suggest having the knees evaluated to determine the cause and the best therapy. ...Read more

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Can steroid shots take away knee pain from oa forever? Had arthro. Aug. 9 still in major pain. Worried about needing knee repl. 49, f :(

Can steroid shots take away knee pain from oa forever? Had arthro. Aug. 9 still in major pain. Worried about needing knee repl. 49, f :(

Knee pain: Orthopedics doctor are very good with knee replacement. Your are kind of young for it. Ideally they like patients in mid 50's or 60's. Keep working with your doctor. The main indication for knee replacement is pain and inability to walk due to pain (after other causes of knee pain have been ruled out). Don't be worried. ...Read more

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