Working in orthopedics means prescribing a bunch of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).. I mean, really, like a bunch!!! As a matter of fact, the first line treatment for the majority of orthopedic conditions is an NSAID. So why are they so important and so beneficial? Well honestly it’s in the name, this group of medications in higher doses (which I prescribe) help decrease inflammation (swelling) and in smaller doses can decrease generalized pain. They usually work great! .
But, often I run into patient’s who prefer the herbal route, the ones who have kidney disease and can’t clear these medications or even patient’s with NSAID allergies.. Does that mean I should just skip over prescribing an NSAID? Is there another option? Is there something similar that isn’t nearly as acidic or damaging to your internal organs? The answer is YES! .
Have you heard of circumin and turmeric? Circumin is the main active ingredient in the natural supplement: turmeric. This has been my go-to at my practice for patient’s who cannot tolerate NSAIDs. This product by @pharmacists_nutrition is everything you need to cut out an anti-inflammatory pill from your medicine cabinet! After about 2 weeks, I noticed the aches and pains in my knees significantly decreased, so I stopped taking Motrin and Advil completely! It feels good to know I am putting something natural/herbal in my body verses something that was made in a lab! .
If you are looking for a good natural circumin/turmeric supplement this is a great option! This product also works as a great anti-oxidant and helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease!