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Can you please let me know what your height and weight is?
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Have you had any tests like x-ray or MRI of the knee done as yet?
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Actually ibuprofen does not increase clotting problems. It actually thins the blood a little bit and helps if you have clotting problems.
So you can still use ibuprofen off and on for your pain.
I would recommend that you should take regular tylenol two tablets three to four times a day (maximum 8 tablets a day).
You can take tylenol regularly everyday which will help with the pain that you are having.
You can add ibuprofen when required or when tylenol has not been able to help fully.
There is also another very effective way of treating this pain with an over-the-counter medication that comes by the name of capsaicin. It comes in various brands:
You can use any of these brands that you wish and I have found them very effective.
Let me know if you have more questions.
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