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Which Medicine Is Good For Knee Pain And Swelling
Depends....: There are medications or other modalities which are used in managing swelling around the knee. Medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) are useful, but you should be aware of the potential side effects of these medications, particularly for extended use. Ice is often your best friend when suffering from swelling around the knee. The best treatment is to treat the cause of the swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...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
What type?: There is a long list of diagnostic possibilities for a joint swelling. Analysis of the fluid of the joint may help.Depending of the cause, the treatment may vary. We start offering antiinflamatories or Acetaminophen topical or local ointments and some elastic support , local heat or cold. Injections of cortisone ( or short course of cortisone in pill form are good when there is no infection. ...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
After injections and pt for patellofermoral doesn't work what is left to relieve pain and problems with knee and leg?
Scope or gel shots: If the above treatments havent been successful, you may need to consider an arthroscopic procedure which may require a lateral release which may help your pain from the patellofemoral joint also another option might be do consider viscosupplementation shots such as synvisc or orthovisc. ...Read more
Neurontin/hand pain : There are many reasons for hand pain. If there is suspected nerve problems causing the pain, Neurontin (gabapentin) may help. Swelling will not be helped and Neurontin (gabapentin) can actually cause swelling in the hands, legs and feet in some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joint pain: The first thing to do is see your podiatrist and determine why they are swollen. Then you will be directed what - if any -meds to take. ...Read more
Ibuprofen or naproxe: Ibuprofen or Naproxen are over the counter anti-inflammatories that will help with knee pain. Be careful to take with food to avoid stomach upset. Ibuprofen is available over the counter in 200mg tabs (rx is 400, 600 and 800 mg) and lasts 6 hrs. Naproxen is available as 220mg over the counter (rx is 250, 375, 500 and 550) and lasts 8 hours. ...Read more
Start with Tylenol (acetaminophen): Persistent pain should be checked out. Overuse of tylenol type medications (acetaminophen) can cause liver and kidney problems. The typical nsaid's like ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) and even occasional Aspirin can work, also. Bottom line is you need to find out what is causing the pain, so you need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 best over-the-counter medicine to take to relieve joint pain in knees and hips? It is dull constant throbbing pain.
NSAID a good choice: Use of NSAID would be helpful if tolerated....Cannot use if you have active ulceration or esophagitis.Gastritis. Drugs such as aleve or advil are otc and may be helpful but too many used can be problematic and use in hyperacidity syndromes can be difficult and dangerous. Tylenol (acetaminophen) has less gastroesophageal toxicity. ...Read more
Need to get source: Simply masking pain after fracture may not be appropriate. It is important to determine why there is still pain. Are you still in acute recovery or is this now a chronic process. See a specialist for this such as a foot and ankle trained podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment of reactive arthritis? I took an antibiotic course and now having pain in knee and heel.
NSAIDs or steroids: Reactive arthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs after an infection, most commonly a gastrointestinal or genitourinary infection. The arthritis is not caused by bacteria in your joints, but rather by an abnormal immune response. That is the reason why symptoms can persist, even after the infection is eradicated. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, NSAIDs or steroids could be used. ...Read more
Aspirate/ shot: A bakers cyst is a pocket of fluid that accumulates behind the knee. It tends to fluctuate in size with activity. It often is related to some intra-articular pathology. If there is a large amount of fluid i occasionally drain it or use a cortisone injection often when I do an arthroscopy for a problem the cyst will disappear for awhile. ...Read more
Best treatment for arthritic pain in hip and knee due to arthritis - I also take blood pressure medicine for a kidney condition?
Weight and Exercise: Since you may want to limit NSAIDS due to your medical conditions, it is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Reducing weight will reduce the load and pain on your joints. Also, low impact exercise will build the supporting structures around the joints safely. (swimming, biking, ellipticals) Avoid treadmills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Step back: You need to make sure you are doing your exercises with the right intensity, frequency, form, etc, having a certified athletic trainer will help. Soreness after exercise can be normal but if pain remains after 48-72 hour you should visit your doctor for evaluation as you may be injuring or aggravating a possible injury. ...Read more
Usually Steroids: Your doctor will likely prescribe corticosteroids taken by mouth. Corticosteroids are often started even before a biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Aspirin may also be recommended. Most people begin to feel better within a few days after starting treatment. However, you need to take medications for 1 - 2 years. The dose of corticosteroids is slowly reduced. ...Read more
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