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    Question What is the best anti-inflammatory?

    I have scar tissuse in my shoulder from recent surgery and need a good anit-inflammatory to take regularly. Naproxen hasn't been cutting it lately. Any ideas?
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    As far as NSAID's go, have you ever tried Etodolac? I know it's good for treating tendinitis and other soft tissue injuries. Were you taking perscription strength Naproxen or naproxen sodium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateFromHell
    I have scar tissuse in my shoulder from recent surgery and need a good anit-inflammatory to take regularly. Naproxen hasn't been cutting it lately. Any ideas?
    Indicin is good, strong stuff. It could be rough on your stomach though. You could always up your dose of Naprocin, too. I should actually have some anti-inflammatories that I dont take anymore laying around. I now take Azulfadine, a disease modifying anti-reheumatic drug, or a DMARD. A little bit different than a simple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, or NSAID.

    BTW, Ive also had real real good experiences with Celebrex and Vioxx.

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    imo if u r going for nsaids, celebrex is the best. vioxx was the best but they took it off the market (blood clots). just take 2 in the morning and it will provide a days worth of pain relief. also, check this out too: http://activerelease.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vise
    also, check this out too: http://activerelease.com/
    You ever used this? Looks interesting.

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    Thanks. I will have to try celebrex. I was taking otc Naproxen Sodium. It is the same stuff as the prescription, just half the strength. I usually take 3 in the morning and two at night. Lately, I have been taking 800 mg of ibuprofen after workouts, too. Pain isn't the problem. I just don't want it to inflamed.
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    Correct me if Im wrong, but I think that Ibuprofen as well as other NSAIDS actually weaken ligaments

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    I have read that they might blunt the signals that guide anabolism in muscles, but I don't know about weakening ligaments. I sure as hell hope not!
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    All thoughtful input is always appreciated. Thanks Vise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateFromHell
    I have scar tissuse in my shoulder from recent surgery and need a good anit-inflammatory to take regularly. Naproxen hasn't been cutting it lately. Any ideas?

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    If Naproxen was working before, maybe ask your doctor for a higher dose?
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    DMSO with crushed aspirin cures just about anything... also get ultrasound on it 2-3 times a week to break up scar tissue.

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