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What is the best pain med for hip arthritis.. I need a total done but do nt have the time for 3 mos' rehab
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Timothy W. Slough
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

Greetings,

Sorry for the problem.
Please let me know a little more about the symptoms to answer you better. Did you use any other medicine? What was the cause of arthritis? Is it osteoarthritis?

Regards.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Osteo. Other meds used Tylenol Arthritis. Pain is sharp pain when ambulating. If I stay away from Diet coke it is not nearly as bad. I guess spike in acid levels are the culprits?
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 8 years ago
Thank you for the input.

I shall try my best to explain the condition. Paracetamol is often the safe medicine as it has less side effect. Other options are NSAID group of medicines which include ibuprofen, naproxen etc. These can reduce both pain & inflammation. But their long term use carry some risk because of their effect on stomach , cardiovascular, kidney & liver problems. Stronger pain medicines containing propoxyphene/codeine can help in severe pain but carries the risk of dependence.

Hope this information will help you.
Wish your healthy life.
Any query, please feel free to ask.
It will be my privilege to assist you.
Regards.
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