If you have had hip pain or knee pain for a long period of time, you probably have tried a few over-the-counter medications and may have turned to friends and family for advice. Maybe it got better for a while, but eventually returned. At some point, you decide that you have had enough and make the decision to see a doctor about it. To truly get the most out of your upcoming appointment, it helps to be prepared. Here is some advice to help make your first doctor's visit for hip or knee pain as productive as possible: The First Doctor's Visit For the first doctor's visit, we'll assume you are seeing your family doctor for an initial evaluation. The primary goal of this appointment is to obtain the correct diagnosis. In order to select the appropriate treatment plan, it is important to have a thorough visit with your doctor, including appropriate tests, to confirm the correct diagnosis. And don't worry, contrary to the busy-doctor stereot...
You've had your first visit with the doctor , and found out that you have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. As discussed in my last post, the goal of the first visit was to obtain the correct diagnosis. Now it's time to discuss some of the possible treatments and what to expect for the second visit. Remember that doctors will vary in what they do at each visit, so this article is meant to be used as a guideline. To start, the initial treatment of osteoarthritis usually depends on your own physical condition. Thus, your age, weight, and ability to tolerate exercise and specific medications are important considerations. For example, if you are overweight, the initial treatment may involve weight reduction, which will put less stress on the joints. It is important to discuss your physical condition and desired activity level with your doctor so you can both start on the same page when discussing treatment. The initial treatment recommendations may includ...
Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Extended Pain Relief Oral Uses
This product is a combination of aspirin, acetaminophen,
and caffeine. It is used for the temporary relief of pain from conditions such
as muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, or headaches (including
migraine). Aspirin and acetaminophen relieve pain by keeping your body from
making certain natural substances. Caffeine helps increase the effects of
aspirin and acetaminophen.
How To Use Extended Pain Relief Oral
See also Warning section.
If you are taking this medication for self-treatment, it
is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you
know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. Follow the instructions on the
package and use this medication exactly as directed. If you have any questions
regarding this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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