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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for knee pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for knee pain?

Knee pain: Depending on cause & severity, one may be prescribed otc NSAID or rx narcotic analgesic. If structural damage is suspected, an MRI or arthroscopy may be used for evaluation. Further treatment depends on the findings. For chronic knee pain, some docs inject the knee with a corticosteroid, a powerful anti-inflammatory. If major structural damage is found, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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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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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hip pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hip pain?

It depend: What the cause for the for example arthritis, we order pain anti-inflammatory medications, and pain medications. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for calf pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for calf pain?

It depend: Calf pain could be a muscular strain or could be a sign of blood colt in the leg especially with female contraceptives, I am recommending to check out with your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for joint pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for joint pain?

Depends: Usually with joint pain that is common stiffness or osteoarthritis can be treated first line with otc tylenol, (acetaminophen) and/or nsaids like Ibuprofen and naproxen. Failing that you should see your doctor for more evaluation and possible prescription treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bursitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bursitis?

Bursitis: Nsaid's (aspirin/advil/motrin/aleve/celebrex, et al) provide both anti-inflammatory & analgesic effects for treating bursitis. For persistent cases, the bursa may be directly injected with corticosteroid to reduce inflammation. Be sure to let your doc know if you're on blood thinner before taking NSAID or have diabetes before getting steroid injections. Take nsaid's w/ food to protect stomach. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for testicle pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for testicle pain?

Testicular pain: It is necessary to determine the underlying cause of the scrotal swelling. Some of the causes would respond to medications; other problems would require more invasive therapy. See a urologist. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hand pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hand pain?

Try OTC first: If pain / injury is not too serious can always try otc agents like tylenol (acetaminophen) and/ or Ibuprofen or naproxen. If this not helpful can always have your doctor re evaluate and see if there is something more serious going on. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal swelling?

WHOA: Get the cause of the swelling diagnosed and treated. Call your doctor now or latest tomorrow. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for tooth pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for tooth pain?

See your dentist: any other treatment is a temporary relief. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chronic pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chronic pain?

Chronic pain: Chronic pain treatment depends on where it is, what it is caused by and what you have done. There are pain medications, there are pain specialist, your primary can help, and you can also do alternative therapies of acupuncture, massage, rolfing, physical therapy, etc. Speak with your physician for the best path. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for vaginal pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for vaginal pain?

Vaginal Pain: Vaginal discomfort is most often related to infection, trauma, allergy, endometriosis or chemical irritation. A medical history, vaginal exam, microscopic examination and bacterial culture may be necessary to make a diagnosis. Until you see your physician it is impossible to know what if any medication is indicated. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for ear swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for ear swelling?

Depends : It would depend on the reason for swelling whether due to trauma or infection. Perhaps ear drops if "swimmer's ear" but if really swollen may need oral cortisone and/or antibiotics. Be especially cautious if one has diabetes. Also could be a fungal infection as well. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for finger swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for finger swelling?

Nothing specific: Finger swelling is very generic - it is important to know if it is traumatic, spontaneous and if it affects other parts of your body. The right medication is based on what the problem really is. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for fibromyalgia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for fibromyalgia?

Depends: Often fibromyalgia is a very ambiguous condition to treat but there are treatments available like savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta and other chronic pain medicines that help. Check with your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis first. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal swelling?

Evaluation: If the swelling is due to infection and no abscess is present antibiotics are appropriate, hoiwever if there is an abscess or fistula, surgery is the treatment of choice. If in doubt see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloating?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloating?

Bloating and PMS: If the symptom of bloating occurs in the setting of pms(premenstrual syndrome), adding a magnesium supplement may provide some relief. Alternatively, taking an oral contraceptive pill that prevents ovulation may be helpful as well. The efficacy of diuretics is unclear. Also, one could consider the possibility of a functional bowel disorder i.e., ibs. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pseudogout?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pseudogout?

Injection, colchicin: Colchicine is a specific anti-inflammatory drug that can help in attacks of gout and pseudogout. Nsaids can also help. Depending on severity, aspiration of fluid from the joint and injection of a steroid can provide fairly quick relief. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bruxism?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bruxism?

Well...: Meds alone won't fix the problem. I usually treat bruxism with an anterior bite plane worn 24x7 for 2 weeks which then goes to night-time wear only after the first two weeks. I also usually prescribe a steroid (medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack) for the first week of therapy. This works 99% of the time. If that doesn't do the trick, there are other meds as a 2nd line therapy, . ...Read more

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