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What Is The Best Otc Pain Reliever For A Meniscus Tear In The Knee
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
NSAIDS: If arthritis is what you have been diagnosed with, then what kind is it and trying simple tylenol (acetaminophen) first for pain control or nsaids such as advil or aleive especially if there is any inflammation. If no benefit seek medical consultation so a proper regimine can be assessed for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It depends: When the cartilage surface is the injured part it is called an osteochondral injury. However, patients will also describe meniscal injuries as "cartilage tears" which is incorrect but a very common description by patients. The menisci are the soft tissue shock absorbers in the knee between the bones and are frequently what "tears" inside the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on what procedure you will be having and whether or not there is any associated osteoarthritis as well. For a straightforward arthroscopy and removal of a torn piece of meniscus, the recovery is generally very rapid. If a repair is performed, the recovery is slightly longer. If there is osteoarthritis present, the recovery and theresults are less predictable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a ACL sprain the same as a ACL tear? Unable to straighten the knee. Large knee joint effusion. Please help in a lot of pain. Thanks.
No: A full tear is different than a sprain. A sprain can heal whereas the tear will not and the body tries to compensate. The effusion is due to the initial injury that caused this in the first place. The not being able to straighten the knee part is the most concerning...I guess it happened very recently :( Consider ER or bracing at the moment. Schedule to see an orthopedist. ...Read more
Diclofenac: In the U.S., diclofenac is a prescription anti-inflammatory often put into a gel or a cream that can be applied to the knee between 1 and 4 times a day to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Other similar options, less commonly used, are available. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarke holmes ...Read more
What is the best medicine or injection for restoring joint function and relief pain of knee osteoarthritis?
Nutrition, supplem't: Start with good nutrition and try: glucosamine (500 mg 3x/ day), same (don't take if bipolar or with prostate cancer) 400 mg on empty stomach (may eventually take up to 800 mg 2x/ day) and must have b-complex with the same, and wait 2-3 months to see if these are helping. Both have good evidence for treating osteoarthritis and are safe. Physical therapy can help any misalignment in muscles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the cause of the knee pain. If it is pain associated with arthritis, we often have to evaluate what type of exercise you are doing and make adjustments. If pain is from internal derangement such as a meniscus tear, it might need to be addressed surgically. If pain is overuse in nature, resting, icing, compression will be effective. ...Read more
What is the treatment for septic joint of the ankle? What is recovery time like? Is your ankle placed in a plaster or other bracing? The symptoms?
Septic joint: Symptoms are pain and swelling, maybe fever. Septic arthritis is a serious condition. Diagnosis is made by aspirating joint fluid, then checking it for wbc, bacteria and doing a culture. Prolonged antibiotics are required. Splinting the joint is desirable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can pain behind the knee cause medial meniscus pain? What is thessaly exam for the knee ? How is that preformed?
Yes it possible: Ameans of detecting meniscal tears of the knee by comparing arthroscopic findings to a clinical examination finding. Patient stands flat footed on one leg while the examiner provides his or her hands for balance. The patient then flexes the knee to 20 degrees and rotates the femur on the tibia medially and laterally three times while maintaining the 20 degrees flexion. ...Read more
No such animal: What is best for one, maybe off limits for another. If you had liver disease, i would not take tylenol or acetaminophen. If i had diabetes, hypertension or kidney disease, i would only take anti-inflammatory meds under doctor supervision. So, answer maybe physical therapy, aqua-therapy, an orthopedic evaluation for your custom options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES: You're not really looking for a pain medication, which addresses the pain but not really the inflammatory process. Instead, the broad class of NSAID's would be more helpful. These are not without side effects, and should be monitored by a physician. Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best knee brace for post surgery meniscus tears. The brace issued to me feels to cause pain more so than relive it.
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