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Posts Tagged ‘ibuprofen’

Turmeric

Turmeric

A recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reports that certain turmeric extracts are as effective as ibuprofen from treating osteoarthritis.  Over 100 patients with knee osteoarthritis participated in the study.  Each patient received either Ibuprofen or turmeric on a daily basis for six weeks.

When the study concluded improvement in pain scores were assessed for level walking, stairs, and overall knee function.  The study found no significant difference between the groups!  This means eating curry works just as well as Motrin!



Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen

A new study released by the British Journal of Medicine reports that of all the non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, Ibuprofen carries the highest risk of stroke.

The researchers used a sophisticated system to examine studies and trials that included over 116,000 patients.  Research was examined that compared NSAIDs with other NSAIDs and placebos.

This large meta-analysis discovered compelling cardiovascular problems in patients using prescription-strength NSAIDs.  Dr. Jeffrey Berger of NYU Medical Center in Manhattan said that a patient can take enough pills purchased over the counter to equal a prescription dose, so the findings “most likely” apply to over-the-counter NSAIDs as well as prescription-strength.

So check with your doctor.  Stop looking in your medicine cabinet for pain relief the next time your knee is hurting.  A knee brace is a safe, conservative treatment option for your osteoarthritis.  Nobody has ever died from a knee brace.