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I have mild to grade 3 to 4 chondromalacia to my knees .. I

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I have mild to grade 3 to 4 chondromalacia to my knees .. I have a H/O GI bleeds on the past, and cannot take NSAIS, ect..
what can I take besides tylenol for the pain in my knees? are there over the counter meds or prescribe meds available for patient like me?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 months ago.

Hello,

You may try a topical application product such as Aspercream or Salonpas..

You may benefit from applying for 15 minutes a cold pack

Your doctor might prescribe a moderate pain reliever such as Ultram as an option ( NOT an NSAID )

I hope that this is helpful for you

let me know if you have further questions or concerns.

I will be happy to get back with you.

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Thank You and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Are there inflamation associated with this condition ? if so what can I take for that.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 months ago.

Take it easy on the knees ...

Avoid high stress exercise on the knees such as hiking up mountains/stairs/stair climbing machines '

Walking on level surface is OK..

You might be OK to use an anti-inflammatory topical product such as Voltaaren gel ( ask your doctor if that would be OK for you > it is by prescription)

Fish oil/Krill oil / omega three fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties..

I hope that this is helpful for you!

Let me know if you have further questions or discussion..

Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

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