Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Not all conditions can be cured at the doctor’s office. Some issues require medication regimens to help you find complete relief. Here at LePoer Podiatry, we provide prescriptions for Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) to address certain conditions. If you have an illness like rheumatoid arthritis or gout, these medications can prove instrumental in helping you find the relief you deserve.


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What Are NSAIDs?

NSAIDs are medicines that are widely used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and bring down high fevers. There are several types of these medications, each of which is prescribed for a particular reason. Some common NSAIDs include:

  • Ibuprofen – This common medication offers analgesic, fever-reducing, and, in higher doses, anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Naproxen – This medicine reduces inflammation and pain in joints and muscles. It’s used to address diseases of joints, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout.
  • Diclofenac – This medication reduces swelling (inflammation) and pain. It’s used to treat aches and pains, as well as problems with joints, muscles, and bones.
  • Celebrex – This prescription medicine is commonly used to treat the symptoms of acute pain or inflammation. Celebrex may be used alone or in combination with other medications.

How Do NSAIDs Work?

NSAIDs work by blocking a specific enzyme called cyclooxygenase (or COX) used by the body to make prostaglandins. By reducing the production of prostaglandins, these medications help relieve fever and discomfort and reduce inflammation. In doing so, they alleviate associated pain as well.

When Are These Medications Needed?

These medications are needed in the case of certain podiatric diseases. During your consultation, we will evaluate your feet and discuss the concerns you’ve been experiencing. Once we’ve identified the source of your problems, we will prescribe medication as needed. Common conditions treated by NSAIDs include:

  • Gout
  • Athletic foot injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation

Prescriptions for NSAIDs in Providence, Rhode Island

At LePoer Podiatry, we provide NSAIDs to alleviate pain caused by certain medical conditions, including gout and arthritis. Get in touch to learn more today. You can reach us by filling out and submitting the form below or by calling us at (401) 453-2000 for an appointment.

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