Using Tylenol To Kill Knee Pain

Earlier today to was talking to a good friend of mine who is an anasthesiologist at the University of Louisville.  Basically they are the doctors that know just how much drugs to give you when you are getting operated on.

Anyhow, I asked her some questions regarding acute knee pain (lasting less than 3 months) and chronic knee pain (lasting more than three months).  What I was curious to find out was the effect of taking over the counter drugs like Tylenol, advil, nuprin, and motrin for long periods of time.  Getting feedback especially from a doctor that specializes in administering drugs I felt was even more valuable…

I got some really interesting feedback…

I found out that when there is swelling, pain, and discomfort in the knees from a knee injury there is a chemical reaction that sends signals to the brain to deal with the swelling, pain, and discomfort in the knees.  If an over the counter drug like Tylenol, advil, nuprin, or motrin is taken within the first few days of the injury this can be beneficial in dealing with the knee injury.

The longer you continue to take these over the counter drugs the more likely it is for you to build up a tolerance to one of these drugs.  This may not sound like that big of a deal however if you take into consideration that combining one of these drugs with another drug like alcohol can have significant health implications to your body especially to your liver.

Your liver is the organ the plays one of the greatest roles to clean out your body of toxins.  If the liver in not functioning properly you are essentially “basting in your own waste products” to put it politely.

Another exampleis like the garbage men are on strike and they can’t haul the trash away…

One great alternative to the over the counter drugs that are mentioned above are homeopathics like arnica.

The work great to help your body deal with the pain, swelling, and discomfort that you are feeling in your knees in a way that does not tax your liver and actually helps your entire body get stronger to deal with the knee pain.  See

Let me know what you think…


(The Knee Pain Guru)

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