Ibuprofen and fractures

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So, I dealt with the pain,( aprox 4-5 /10), up to now May 2009. As of now, May '09 the Tramadol and Ibuprofen no longer help and my pain has increased trememdously to a 8-9/10 level. It is now, specifically localized on the back of my neck and torso section of my back, it then wraps around my ribs, working its way down to my pelvic area where it intensifies even more specially at night and then goes down both of my legs specially my left, it hurts to the point of crying.
Ice, elevation, rest, wearing the boot they gave me, ibuprofen, and pain meds every 6 hours. Any advice or answers to the questions above would be wonderful.
Due to not wanting to just be put on pain management, wanting a fix not a cover up! It seems to be getting worse what do I do should I go or just keep popping ibuprofen and muscle rub!
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
I was hit really hard with a cell phone at my right knee while sitting on a couch. The knee was swollen. It's been 2 weeks, I've tried RICE and constant ibuprofen. I have noticed the pain subside but then it reoccurs. Of course I have no insurance at this time (date of injury was last date of insurance-fate!). Nonetheless, what could have happened? Any guesses? Its my right knee, hit on impact to my knee cap, pain is left side but feels tight to bend and tough to straighten out.
My son fractured all of his ribs along with other bones in his body due to a fall. All he could do is move SLOW and let them heal. He used ibuprofen 800 (prescribed) and that worked real well for his pain. However he was given prescription (7 days worth) for hydro, but like I said he had other severe injuries. He was hospitalized for 5 days. We also used a ten unit in the area. It did take about 6-8 weeks for all his fractures to heal, but they did.
Apply ice packs and wear a wrist band and take some NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen. If the swelling and pain continue beyond 3-4 days then you have to consider some X-ray scans to diagnose fractures and further follow up with an orthopedician if you have any complications. Take care!
It has now been a year and a half since my surgury. My pain has come back full force and I still have some nerve damage left. Does anyone have any sugestions as to what is actually causing this pain?
a few months ago i had a root canal done my an endo and then a crown put on by my general dentist. everything went well then, however, just a about 1 1/2 weeks ago i started to notice this uncomfortable feeling in that same area and it has been progressing day by day, I didn't take any antibiotics because I already had an appt. to see my dentist for another tooth filling and I know that if they take an x-ray and I'm on antibiotics then they cannot detect what tooth is bothering me.
As for the hand it sounds like you probably have Carpal Tunnel, it happens when you repetitively do the same thing over and over and over. They treated me in the past for this with a brace to immobilize it and some ibuprofen, not sure if they gave me pain meds, but if it's bothering you a lot, never hurts to ask for something. Good luck to you, let me know how things go!
My mom is dying of arthritis heart condition fybromaljia back pain knee pain her feet are always swollen with followed by heavy case of viraces her shoulder and elbow have been hurting her for days now and this woman has been going on and on and on with stress her whole life and will never listen to me when I tell her to take A load off and relax.
I broke my neck (c6/7) in car accident 10 years ago and fell down stairs six months ago T9 and T 12 crush fractures and nothing would take the pain away. So because I want to get off oxycontin cause it is so bad for you has anyone at all tried the above. Better to tell doc got it off a web site rather than a friend. Does anyone have experience with this. I have only been trying her method for three days and it seems quite OK but still need other sometimes. Dont want to ruin anything either.
Hi, the type of pain described by you is more consistent with a mechanical back pain, where in with movements like changes in posture, coughing and sneezing the pain is aggravated. Cough and sneezing cause the muscles to contract as a protective mechanism around the injured part and hence the pain. This is more common with small fractures or a herniated disc. So, I would advise you to consult your doctor to rule out the above mentioned conditions. A plain x ray may show up a fracture.
As of three weeks ago the doc decided to take the pain meds and told me to take Ibuprofen and over the counter Tylenol. Which I am having to take 1600mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours and 1500mg of Tylenol every 4 hours and that just puts me to sleep it does nothing for the pain. I think the surgeon believes it should all be better and refuses to listen.
For the pain, since the Darvocet ran out after a week, I've burned through 2 bottles of Advil and 1 bottle of Tylenol already, I take roughly 1600mg Ibuprofen and 1500mg acetaminophen every day (spread throughout the day obviously). But, that hasn't helped much except temporarily. I'm considering either taking Aleve, or asking my general physician for something a bit stronger.
crushed thumb in car door slamming it and then pulling as did not realise thumb was jammed 5weeks now still painful on tip and upper joint with pain on bending thumb how long does an injury take to heel and do you think ive done perminent damage sue
make sure that there are no straps or increased pressure to the top of the foot when wearing shoes. icing the area and taking 600 mg ibuprofen every 6 hours can help. if the pain continues, have the area examined. it may need a cortisone injection. also, get an xray to rule out stress fractures.
Still functional, but hurts in any position. One Dr. diagnosed as tendonitis - but I can't tolerate 800mg of ibuprofen twice a day. any suggestions?
your right on when you said that taking a opiate for chronic pain is not the same as addiction. Many of the symptoms can and are the same such as tolerance and dependence. Drug addicts and chronic pain patience Are as different as ketchup and mustard. Not much of a correlation but you get my drift.
a couple have mentioned having their tailbones x-rayed and their chiro's finding possible hairline fractures.. I've never had my tailbone x-rayed, but I did skate for years- and my butt took a lot of hard falls on concrete and asphalt. Just curious- were any of you skaters, or into sports in which you fell a lot on your butt? Maybe there is a connection here- please let me know if I may be on to something... Thanks!
I had taken a fall (mid 80's) well after going through seizures and had to have a brain operation because of fractures in my skull and two broken blood vesicles. As I said earlier, the symptoms are still there and will get very bad if I let them...hell of a way to live, but as of now I see no answers...I will keep checking here in hopes someone has found something. Good luck to all !!! I share your anguish.
Please go to your MD and ask for another evaluation of the area, and tell him that you want an MRI because you KNOW x-rays can miss seeing hairline fractures. In the interim, you can help it out by elevating it and staying off it when possible. If pain becomes too much to bear, you can use ice packs or hot packs to the area, and take an anti-inflammatory medicine that's over the counter, like Ibuprofen/Advil or Alleve. Good luck!
I went for a long time having bad pain but not realizing there were actual fractures. Both of my hands are very painful and hard to use due to the pain and loss of function of my thumbs, though my left one is worse. I guess if they expect you to make a full recovery, you just need to wait it out while it heals. If they think you'll have chronic trouble with it, then you probably need to do a little more. Are you taking any medication for the pain? Talk with your doctor about it.
You should wear finger splints for both of your pinky and ring fingers till properly diagnosed. You can apply ice packs and take intermittent NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen. Take care!
I have a very localized pain jut under my right breast and on the right side of my ribcage but x- rays showed no fractures. I cannot takea deep breath because it hurts and it also hurts if I sneeze, cough, laugh and sometimes not even that, taking a breath to speak causes a short sharp pain or just a movement causes it too. It feels deep I cannot touch where it hurts unless I am lying down. Any thoughts? I am a dancer and I need to get back to work.
Do not try any abnormal positions or self cure as you can damage your knee further. You should get some scans done; x-rays to rule out fractures and MRI scans to rule out ligament tears. Till then rest, do not exert yourself, apply ice packs and if required take intermittent ibuprofen. Take care!
There is no change of color and the pain doesn't match the one described for penile fractures. Should I make an appointment with a doctor or should I can I wait for it to fix itself? (and stop sexual intercourses during a few days of course) Thank you for your time and your help.
Then came my fall, off two stories onto my paved driveway, I shattered my ankle which at first they said was a single break but three weeks later my foot black and grotesquely swollen actually had 5 fractures and needed immediate surgery to correct. I had long and short term disablity and was off work from august until april. Shortly after I returned to work the company underwent a buyout and my store was closed as the firm tha bought had their own store(bigger) 45 miles away.
The type of pain described by you is more consistent with a mechanical back pain, where in with movements like changes in posture, coughing and sneezing the pain is aggravated. Cough and sneezing cause the muscles to contract as a protective mechanism around the injured part and hence the pain. This is more common with small fractures or a herniated disc. So, I would advise you to consult your doctor to rule out these conditions. A plain x ray may help.
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