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What medication is best for knee pain?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Best Medicine

The best medicine is the cheapest medicine that works for you that has the least risk of causing you other problems.
Start with tylenol, (acetaminophen) then local meds like otc antiinflammatory, prescription versions like voltaren gel or pennsaid, then oral meds like motirn or aleve, then low dose opioids like vicodin or Lortab 2.5 to 5mg, then adding snri like Cymbalta or pamelor, then higher doses of opioids.

In brief: Best Medicine

The best medicine is the cheapest medicine that works for you that has the least risk of causing you other problems.
Start with tylenol, (acetaminophen) then local meds like otc antiinflammatory, prescription versions like voltaren gel or pennsaid, then oral meds like motirn or aleve, then low dose opioids like vicodin or Lortab 2.5 to 5mg, then adding snri like Cymbalta or pamelor, then higher doses of opioids.
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Other options.

Depending on what is actually wrong with the knee, non-medicinal options can include ice therapy, exercises to strengthen the quadriceps muscles of the front thigh, injections of prolotherapy into the affected ligaments around the knee, intra-articular injections of steroids or hyaluronic acid (the jelly stuff).

In brief: Other options.

Depending on what is actually wrong with the knee, non-medicinal options can include ice therapy, exercises to strengthen the quadriceps muscles of the front thigh, injections of prolotherapy into the affected ligaments around the knee, intra-articular injections of steroids or hyaluronic acid (the jelly stuff).
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