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Is there a good effective anti-inflammatory that I can take for aches and pain due to osteo arthritis, that won't damage my liver or other organs? Pain in my wrists and shoulders is getting me down and keeping me awake for hours every night. Although I tend to cope using a computer 5 days every week. I'm 69 and still working to keep myself sane :-)

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You can take tramadol ,paracetamol .which are safe for a lin term use ,however you should not be habituated .do bit of exercise daily .use some analgesic cream to get rid of pain.
Shoulder exercises and stretches regular exercises and stretches can keep your shoulder strong and flexible. A few things to remember before swinging in to exercises: •stop any exercise if you have more shoulder pain. It may be too soon for you to try. •watch your form. Exercising incorrectly can also cause or worsen shoulder problems. •warm up, even before deep stretching. Light shoulder rolls, gentle movements, or even a warm shower are all ways to warm up your muscles before exercise and stretching. Pendulum stretch for range of motion•stand and bend at the waist. •let your arm on the injured side hang straight down. •keep your neck relaxed. •move your arm in a circle up to 20 times. •do once or more times in a day. Overhead shoulder stretch•sit or stand to do this shoulder stretch. •intertwine your fingers in front of you. •bend your elbows and raise your arms above your head. You can also place your hands on your head or behind it. •gently squeeze your shoulder blades together to move your elbows back. •continue for up to 20 repetitions. Repeat 5 to 10 times a day.
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