Paracetamol for Knee Pain Relief?
Are you tired of suffering from knee pain? Have you considered using analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Paracetamol? Studies have shown that these medications can effectively reduce knee pain and provide relief. Don’t let pain control your life any longer – take control with the help of these medications. Try medications like Paracetamol. Studies have shown that these medications can effectively reduce knee pain and provide relief. Don’t let pain control your life any longer – take control with the help of these medications.
Paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are effective and commonly used treatments for knee arthritis. Their short-term use is recommended to help settle pain, enabling the commencement of an exercise/strengthening program that will provide long-term improvement in symptoms. If you choose to take analgesic medications, please first check that there are no contraindications for you to try them.
- The slow-release version is recommended for arthritis (e.g. Panadol, Osteo)
- Similarly effective to anti-inflammatory medication with less chance of side effects (e.g. stomach ulcer, kidney impairment)
Can be combined with anti-inflammatory medication for short periods of intense pain.
- A recent systematic review in the Annals of Rheumatic Disease has shown higher rates of cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal upset and kidney impairment with long-term usage. For this reason, long-term use is discouraged and ideally should cease, or continued at the lowest possible dose, being once per day rather than 2-3 times per day.
- Effective pain relief for short periods.
- With long-term use, higher rates of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and kidney impairment.
- Despite Paracetamol also being associated with these issues, rates are lower, and therefore Paracetamol is preferred for longer-term use.