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is it alright to use pennsaid diclofenac sodium on a sore shoulder and neck

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The short answer, no. You need to find out the underlying cause.

 For example, if it is osteoarthritis, Nsaids like this block the inflammation but inhibit chondrocytosis which is the growth of cartilage cells. Essentially it accelerates the arthritis while masking the symptoms. A better approach would be ice, then if it persists, see a doctor. OA should be treated with glucosamine sulfate, MSM and a better anti-inflammatory Quercetin. Using any Tylenol or CoxII inhibitors is asking for trouble.


Dr. Timothy Durnin

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