Orthopaedics Q&A: On knee pain relief drugs

Dr. Sreedhar Archik has an M.Sc. in Orthopaedics from Oxford University. He practises at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai and specialises in joint replacement surgeries using computer navigation system. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

This week’s answer:
Which is a better drug for knee pain, rejoint and joint cerin or sampure 400mg, have been suffering knee pain for2 yrs after damaging then by excessive use of treadmill. will it cure them totally, otherwise i am healthy and my age is 45 yrs old.
Mitra Khanna
All drugs are similar but the longest studies have been on glucosamine and hence 1.5 gm of glucosamine a day in divided doses is the the better option. they protect the cartilage but will not cure anything permanently.

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