Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory pain killer. It is used to relieve pain and redness in conditions such as osteoarthritis, arthritis, swollen joints, frozen shoulder, bursitis, tendinitis, lower back pain, sprains and strains. It can also be used in the treatment of other painful conditions such as toothache, pain after operations, period pain and headache.
Do not take ibuprofen if you:
Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints. People with arthritis also have swelling around the joints and warmth and redness of the skin over the joints. The condition causes stiffness and restricts movement of the joint.
26 Dec, 2010 - 07:35am
In a recent study scientists have claimed that the highly prescribed supplements for osteoarthritis, a disease of the joints, are ineffective in relieving the joint pain or on joint space narrowing. The study comes from the University of Bern, Switzerland, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. It was published in the British Medical Journal.