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What are some alternatives for hips and knees hurting? Tylenol (acetaminophen) isn't working.

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Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Ice, stretch, bike

Try some mild activity ( bike or walk) then stretch, especially the hamstrings.
If no GI or stomach issues, try changing to Ibuprofen or Naproxen for a few days. Also ice after activity or at the end of the day.

In brief: Ice, stretch, bike

Try some mild activity ( bike or walk) then stretch, especially the hamstrings.
If no GI or stomach issues, try changing to Ibuprofen or Naproxen for a few days. Also ice after activity or at the end of the day.
Dr. Daniel Solomon
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Weight Loss

Getting down to ideal body weight can decrease the pressure on weight bearing joints like hips and knees.
Exercise to strengthen the surrounding muscles can also help. In addition glucosamine or topical capsaicin may provide some relief as well. Discuss with your doctor before starting any new supplement, or over the counter medication, to be sure it is right for you.

In brief: Weight Loss

Getting down to ideal body weight can decrease the pressure on weight bearing joints like hips and knees.
Exercise to strengthen the surrounding muscles can also help. In addition glucosamine or topical capsaicin may provide some relief as well. Discuss with your doctor before starting any new supplement, or over the counter medication, to be sure it is right for you.
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