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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
In my opinion, Vicodin acts as an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic
painkiller while Flexeril
is a muscle relaxant
so both medications work by different kind of mechanisms according to your condition.
For my patients, I recommend muscle relaxants with B12 vitamin supplementation, hot gentle massaging with topical anti-inflammatory gels are effective in most of cases and Vicodin is needed on a regular basis.
, elevation, avoiding bend your knees, bad sitting postures, long-standing, and vigorous movements and you will be fine until your knee replacement
surgery. Follow-up with gradual descent post-operative exercise for best results.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Ahmed Aly Hassan