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Inner Knee Pain: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

The inner knee is a joint where the femur meets the tibia. It's one of many joints in your body, and can sometimes be subject to wear-and-tear or injury. Inner knee pain is very common with most people experiencing it at some point in their life. Luckily, there are ways to treat inner knee pain through medication, physical therapy, and self-care practices. We'll provide an overview of six different causes of inner knee pain and find out how to treat and prevent it in the future.

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Aleve vs Ibuprofen: What’s the difference?

We all have muscle aches and pains every once in a while, and sometimes, the pain gets to be enough that we need to take medication to help alleviate the symptoms. Over the counter medications like Aleve and Ibuprofen offer pain relief from pain associated with common ailments like arthritis, headache, toothache, acute injury, and gout and they are affordable and accessible. Many people assume that because these medications are available over the over the counter (otc), they’re safe and without risk, but recent studies have found that about 15 percent of adults take greater quantities of ibuprofen, Aleve, and other anti-inflammatory drugs than is recommended for daily use. Aleve and ibuprofen perform similar functions, but there are also significant differences between the two medications.

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Questions About Pain on the Left Side of My Body

Do you have pain on the left side of your body? You're not alone. The left side of your body is home to many organs and structures, including the heart, lung, and stomach. Left-sided pain can also be caused by a number of other factors such as muscle strain or injury. We'll explore pain on the left side of your torso and offer advice for when you should see a doctor about pain on the left side of your rib cage or abdomen.

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Meloxicam Side Effects: What Are They?

People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis deal with daily, chronic pain that can have a serious impact on their quality of life. Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than 1.3 million Americans, including both adults and children, and about one percent of the population worldwide. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States, affecting approximately ten percent of men and thirteen percent of women aged 60 and older, and is the most common cause of total hip and total knee replacements in the United States. Meloxicam is a medication available for daily management of rheumatoid arthritis in adults and children and osteoarthritis in adults, but it is not without side effects.  There’s a lot to know about meloxicam, including its benefits, risks, uses, and costs, before asking your doctor about the medication.
 

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Aleve vs Advil: What are the Main Differences?

Although Aleve and Advil are available over the counter, they’re not without risk. Recent studies have concluded that approximately 15 percent of American adults take greater quantities of Aleve, Advil, and other pain relievers than what's actually recommended for daily use. Although Aleve and Advil perform similar functions, there are also differences between the medications. In the showdown of Aleve vs Advil, what’s the difference?

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What Do Muscle Relaxers Do?

If you’ve ever struggled with lower back pain, had certain types of surgery, or are affected by certain chronic muscular conditions like multiple sclerosis, you

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New Treatment Option for Acute Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches affect 12% of the population in the United States. During an acute migraine headache, symptoms can get severe enough where it becomes difficult to comfortably complete daily activities. The FDA recently approved rimegepant (NurtecTM ODT) for the treatment of acute migraine headaches. The clinical trial showed that rimegepant decreased pain and other migraine-related symptoms. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist about the best way to manage migraine headaches. 

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To Take or Not to Take: Osteoarthritis and Supplements

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease, sometimes referred to as “wear and tear” and affects over 30 million Americans. There are a variety of treatments used to help with the inflammation, swelling, pain, and stiffness associated with OA, including several different over-the-counter supplements. As with most supplements in the U.S., the evidence is mixed. Read on to find out about one recent study that looked at vitamin D and fish oil use in chronic knee pain and what it adds to the body of evidence.

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What Is Plantar Fasciitis? The Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot injury that can cause pain and discomfort. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, and plantar fasciitis occurs when this soft tissue becomes inflamed or irritated. In this article, we will discuss the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatment options for plantar fasciitis and also explore some of the potential complications associated with this condition.

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Is Hydrocodone an Opiate?

Hydrocodone is an opiate that presents a high risk of abuse and addiction. Commonly prescribed for the short term management of pain, hydrocodone can cause dependence even when used as prescribed.

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Hydrocodone vs Oxycodone: The Difference Explained

Hydrocodone and oxycodone are prescription opioid painkillers that are effective medications to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is more likely to cause side effects like drowsiness and dizziness, while hydrocodone is more likely to cause stomach upset and constipation.

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Gabapentin Side Effects: What Are They?

Gabapentin is in a class all its own when it comes to medications – literally. The medication belongs to a class of drugs named after itself called gabapentinoids. Besides inventing its own class of medications, gabapentin has also revolutionized the treatment of several other conditions, including various types of nerve pain, called neuropathy. While originally intended to treat seizures when used in combination with other anticonvulsants, today, gabapentin is mainly used to treat numerous other conditions for which it has been proven effective. Although originally considered safe and non-habit forming, doctors have seen a rise in gabapentin abuse in conjunction with the opioid epidemic, as addicts combine narcotics with gabapentin in order to enhance the effects of their high. Today, regulations around gabapentin are changing in many states as governments try their best to prevent abuse of the medication. Gabapentin can certainly be a miracle drug for certain types of pain, but it also comes with a long list of side effects, some of which can be serious.
 

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What are Rebound Headaches?

Rebound headaches, also called medication overuse headaches, can occur if you take certain pain relievers above their recommended dosages. Learn about what causes rebound headaches and how to prevent and treat them.

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