Common knee pain medications may make it worse, 'provocative' new study finds

Common knee pain medications may make it worse, ‘provocative’ new study finds

According to a new study, people with arthritis who take anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, to relieve their painful knees can damage their joints. MRI scans of over 1,000 patients with knee osteoarthritis have revealed that long-term use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can lead to increased joint inflammation and cartilage damage, researchers …

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