Back Right Thigh Pain To The Heel?
In the afternoon I ached on the right thigh to the heel to disrupt daily activities. I went to the doctor, said osteorhitis given mefenamic acid 500gr and diclofenac sodium, how come it still hurts. What medicine should I take to relieve pain and get back on my feet?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Osteoarthritis is chronic and progressive joint inflammation. There are several risk factors for osteoarthritis such as obesity, muscle weakness, excessive or insufficient physical activity, history of trauma, heredity, and mechanical factors. Osteoarthritis can occur in the knee, pelvis, spine or ankles. The main symptoms of osteoarthritis include joint pain accompanied by movement disorders.
In the initial treatment of osteoarthritis, patients are advised to lose weight, improve joint scope, and also aerobic exercise. Furthermore, drug therapy can be given anti-inflammatory or anti-oral pain gradually from a low dose. The dose of the drug can be increased gradually by the doctor if the complaint persists or the treatment response is poor. In addition to oral medications, alternative therapies can be injected into the joints such as administration of hyaluronan or short-term corticosteroids (one to three weeks).
For now, if the pain complaints have not improved, you should do a re-examination with a doctor for an examination. The doctor can increase the dose of oral medication or suggest an injection into the joint depending on the severity of symptoms. It is better not to use any kind of anti-inflammatory drug because excessive use can cause side effects such as stomach irritation.
That's all, hope you can help.