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Should anti inflammatory drugs be taken for arthritis of the hip?

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Dr. Divya Agarwal

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Posted on Wed, 7 Sep 2016 in Lupus
Question: i have been diagnosed with mild artheritis of the hips but have hardly any symptoms maybe slight pain in my right hip but very rarely. my doctor has perscribed vimovo 500mg + 20 mg modified release tablets to take one a day . i didnt think i would need any medication. what do you think
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably osteoarthritis of hip.will require analgesic depending on pain

Detailed Answer:
Hello
the medication that has been prescribed is an anti inflammatory drug.so it will give you relief from pain.
However we need to be certain as to what is causing the arthritis.
is it osteoarthritis.
then the treatment remains exercise and anti inflammatory drugs or analgesic.
so it is not a necessity but you may take it on and off according to pain.

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Follow up: Dr. Divya Agarwal 1 hour later
it is osteoarthritis and i have very little pain.
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Not required on a daily basis

Detailed Answer:
ok then taking a painkiller is not a must.
exercise is required and vitamin D if your levels are low

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