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Suggest remedies for osteoarthritis in the knees and shoulders

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: I have ostio arth in both knees and shoulders.Only Aleve helps but at 6 pills a day.Is the drug that would help me. I am 73 years old with no GI or Cardio problem.
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Osteoarthritis knees and shoulders

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Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

I am sorry to hear that you have osteoarthritis of the knees. Unfortunately there are no treatments that will change the course of the disease. All we have are anti-inflammatory ,medications like advil or aleve that will help with pain control. The maximium dose is written for OTC to 3 tablets a day. The prescription dose of naproxen is 1500mg per day. I would recommend that you see your medical provider to obtain the prescription strength so you don't have to take so much of the OTC medication.

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Brief Answer: Osteoarthritis knees and shoulders Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns I am sorry to hear that you have osteoarthritis of the knees. Unfortunately there are no treatments that will change the course of the disease. All we have are anti-inflammatory ,medications like advil or aleve that will help with pain control. The maximium dose is written for OTC to 3 tablets a day. The prescription dose of naproxen is 1500mg per day. I would recommend that you see your medical provider to obtain the prescription strength so you don't have to take so much of the OTC medication. I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions