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Etoricoxib

Etoricoxib belongs to the family of COX-2 selective NSAIDs, which is a selective inhibitor of the Cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme, responsible for pain and inflammation. It is advised to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and back pain. Common side effects include diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, flatulence, fatigue, peripheral edema, hypertension, breathing difficulty, etc.

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I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis (HLA B27 positive and Rh factor negative) for 10 years, now on Saaz-DS, SI joints are fused. Movement restrictions of the neck, forward bending, and morning stiffness with sciatica. Kindly suggest new medications and NSAIDs. I have attached HLA...  Read Full »


Dr. Puri Divya Inder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The NSAIDs you can take are Etoricoxib 90 mg once daily orDiclofenac75 mg twice daily. You can try this out and see which one helps more. Once your pain is controlled, you can try to reduce the dose to alternate days or even lesser depending on your pain. Folic acid ...  Read Full »

I am facing severe pain near the tail bone even after applying gels. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing severe pain near the tail bone, I use a computer daily, and I play badminton. I even applied gels but no use.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your case. Due to microtrauma, there may be fibrosis formation. Do hot fomentation over the sacrum. It will take weeks to months to subside. Use ring cushion and take sitz bath [sitting in lukewarm water for 10 minutes]. Take analgesic like Nucoxia 90 ...  Read Full »

How do I overcome muscle and nerve tightening? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Seven years ago, I was affected by ankylosing spondylitis (HLA-B27 positive) (RF negative). And then after a year, I was affected by pulmonary tuberculosis (TB lungs). Tuberculosis was controlled within months and I continued taking medication for ankylosing spondylitis. And then f...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following are the answers for your queries: Get an  MRI LS spine done, to see for any disc prolapse as the pain you are describing along with tingling sensation is seen in disc prolapse only. A combination of Pregabalin and Methylcobalamine will help you in neuropathy pa...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe lower back pain after waking up?

Query: Hello doctor,My problem is, I wake up in the morning and feel a severe pain in the lower back. Please tell me the solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is known that during sleep our back muscles relax. So, back pain is particularly felt early in the morning due to a degenerative or inflammatory disease of the spinal elements. Also, an awkward sleeping position may aggravate this symptom. Follow these simple steps:...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old suffering from knee pain for the past three days and need medications for pain relief. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old suffering from knee pain for two to three days. Kindly suggest me medicine for pain relief.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be caused by an injury or other medical conditions like arthritis, patellar tendinitis, anterior cruciate ligament injury, knee burs...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan based on my MRI report.

Query: Hi doctor,My MRI report is as follows. Diffuse marrow edema involving scaphoid bone with a thin layer of fluid within adjacent dorsal intercarpal joint space. No obvious cortical break is seen at present. Articular surfaces around the wrist show intact cortices with normal marrow intensity. Please e...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suppose that this marrow edema is due to an injury. Since there is no fracture, there is nothing to worry about. All you need to do is to wear a wrist brace along with a thumb spica for support for six weeks. You need to wear the wrist brace all day and night and ...  Read Full »

Is my thigh numbness due to low blood circulation?

Query: Hi doctor,I have numbness in my left thigh. I have attached the region in the photograph. The red area is high in numbness and has very less sense. Only a nail or scratch can feel there. Other, green areas have mild numbness. When I sit for a long time, it worsens without pain. Sometimes, I feel tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This either can be due to pain radiating from the spine or it can be meralgia paresthetica (pain or numbness in outer thigh due to external nerve compression). This leads to numbness over the anterolateral aspect of thigh as you have it (attachment removed to protect pa...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for intermittent shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have intermittent shoulder pain, mostly in the areas where neck and shoulder meets and in the rotator cuff. This is for the last one year. I had neck pain, which subsided after some physiotherapy and still I have the shoulder pain issue. Earlier, I consulted a general physician and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This shoulder pain, which is resistant, is called trapezitis. It is an inflammation of the muscle fascia of the trapezius. General painkillers do not act on this, so you need to take specific medicines. I suggest the following medications. Consult your specialist d...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a tear in the knee joint?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a small tear in the knee joint, but the doctor advised me for arthroscopy. How to manage this problem? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are telling me about a meniscal tear in the knee joint, then a grade 1 and grade 2 tears of the meniscus can be managed with physiotherapy alone. Grade 3 tear will require an arthroscopic trimming of the meniscus or else your pain and swelling will keep coming ba...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for sudden knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor,This morning I got sudden knee pain. Since then I am having difficulty walking or moving my knee. I did not get my knee hurt. Please suggest some solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to this platform. You have written sudden onset pain in the knee region since morning with no history of any injury to the knee. Also, I want to actually know whether there are any associated signs or symptoms of any inflammation like skin redness,...  Read Full »

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