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Old 11-14-2012, 06:01 PM   #23
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If Ibuprofen is only a pain reliever and does not decrease the inflammation in joints after injury, could someone explain why my joints feel better *for days* after I ingest 3 tablets of ibuprofen? I do not get this sort of relief from regular painkillers like Tylenol.

I dunno. When I was struggling to regain knee strength many months after meniscus surgery, my OS sent me back to PT but this time put me on an anti-inflammatory also. The anti-inflammatory seemed to control the inflammation just enough for me to get through the exercises without a flare-up. Once I had regained enough strength, the muscles supported the joint better and I didn't need the anti-inflammatory. Today, my knee is 100%.

Just sayin' . . .
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