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Generic acetaminophen is one of the safest alternatives to Celebrex, according to Consumer Reports. Generic ibuprofen or naproxen may also be considered, though individuals at an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may need to use a stomach-protecting drug in conjunction.

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Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage may also be effective in battling pain and inflammation, with additional weight loss and regular low-impact aerobic exercise recommended for the best results.

Creams containing the ingredient capsaicin can be used to treat muscle aches and pains, while supplements containing glucosamine sulfate can also be used in pain management for individuals with knee osteoarthritis, asserts WebMD.

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