Has anyone suffered knee pain along with back of leg pain due to sciatica? I have pain from buttocks all the way down to my ankle involving pain under the knee cap
Naproxen Sodium is the main ingredient in Alleve. I believe your pain requires a visit to your orthopedic surgeon who may prescribe something stronger for your pain. People who suffer from sciatica are in extreme pain that comes and goes. They never know when an "episode" will occur. Naproxen is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and should not be taken over long periods of time. My best friend suffers from sciatica due to a herniated disc in her back. Her doctor told her there was an operation that would end her pain, but she is too afraid of back surgery and her only relief would be to prescribe a strong muscle relaxant to be taken only when her pain became severe. I suggested that she get more regular exercise like a 20-minute walk each evening. Miraculously, her pain lessened considerably. She takes Alleve occasionally which seems to be working just fine.
- Naproxen Information for Consumers
- Naproxen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Naproxen (detailed)
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