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What is the best OTC pain medicine for a sprained knee?

What is the best OTC pain medicine for a sprained knee?

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 more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


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When's the best time to go back to school with sprained knee and without cruches?

When's the best time to go back to school with sprained knee and without cruches?

When your knee pain: You'll usually require crutches from your symptoms of pain. As it lessens, the crutches can go! ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a mild knee sprain and slight inflammation on the inner side?

What's the best treatment for a mild knee sprain and slight inflammation on the inner side?

Treatment:: Ice for 20 minutes, three to four times per day. You could wear a hinged knee brace for support. Only use crutches if you really need to. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory if you can. ...Read more

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How long before a sprained knee heals?

How long before a sprained knee heals?

Variable: Sprains can take as little as a few days, or as long as months to heal. See your doctor to make sure there is not a tear causing the pain. ...Read more

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Is a twisted knee the same as a sprained knee?

Is a twisted knee the same as a sprained knee?

Yes if..: If no tearing/rupturing of the ligament/tendon, then it is called sprained/strained knee. Strained is a bit more severe, but still no tearing. Ice, rest, gentle range of motion/stretching...If symptoms worsen, see your doc... ...Read more

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What should I do to recover from a sprained knee?

What should I do to recover from a sprained knee?

Degree dictates plan: A "sprained knee" is not specific enough a diagnosis your recovery pathway. A detailed determination of the actual structures injured and whether the sprain is mild, moderate, or severe will provide adequate information to prescribe a correct treatment algorithm in your case. ...Read more

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Why is my knee stiffer than normal after 2 weeks of sprained knee?

Why is my knee stiffer than normal after 2 weeks of sprained knee?

Stiff knee common: Knee sprains are common, especially sprains of the MCL (medial collateral ligament). Stiffness of the knee is common for several weeks and is an expected part of healing. If not improving by 3 weeks post injury, evaluation by an Orthopaedic surgeon is warranted. ...Read more

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How long does a knee sprain take to heal?

How long does a knee sprain take to heal?

Sprain: That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need surgery to fix (acl, meniscus, etc). ...Read more

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How long does a bad knee sprain take to heal?

How long does a bad knee sprain take to heal?

DEPENDS ON DIAGNOSIS: If acl is torn - never heals -needs surgery. Mri is needed to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more