Ibuprofen for muscle strain

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Avatar f tn Hello Sumher. Basic treatment of muscle strain is called RICE, which is an acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Now with a back injury, compression and even elevation may not apply. But ice and rest are your best choices. Ibuprofen is an excellent NSAID medication for reducing inflammation, and therefore reducing pain. The tingling sensation you feel could be from icing, or from deeper within. It is a "wait and see" condition.
Avatar m tn You can also wear a splint for some days. Pls consult an orthopaedician for confirmatory diagnosis and treatment. Do keep us posted!
Avatar n tn I am also suffering from what you both believe to be muscle strain from coughing. My nurse said you can take as much as 600 mg of ibuprofen at a time and can also take tylenol at the same time, as they are different active ingredients and don't interact with each other. As for me, tylenol doesn't seem to work, so I just take the ibuprofen. She also suggested alternating ice and heat (neither for more than 15 minutes), since both can help.
Avatar n tn My PCP perscribed 600mg Ibuprofen (3x day) and vicodin when needed. How long does it typically take for this injury to heal if its only a strain and not a tear? When can I start swinging my clubs again?
Avatar n tn THe newest therapy is botox injection for tension type headache in order to relax the muscle and provide relief for a few months theoretically. Be careful with flexeril as you can sometimes run into overmedicating or even a mild addiction. Consider a special headache or pain clinic and if clinically indicated, you may need further imaging of your cervical spine such as with MRI. GOod luck.
1412776 tn?1283115149 v=6Y-LXX13iN8 As to stop the pain take a ibuprofen of tylonal. Somthing of that sort. If the pain is still there for more than 12 hours or intensifys go straight to a doctor. Unless by than you can tell it's just soar muscles then no need to rush to the doctor. Also if you do devloup a bruisse in that area you may have internal damage and you should be taken to the er right then and there. Hope I'm not scarrying you. I'm sure it's nothing more than a torn muscle. Those can extremely hurt.
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Avatar n tn You can apply local pain gel with gentle massage and hot foment with warm water. Take, over the counter pain medication and muscle relaxant for couple of days. Keep observing for swelling, redness and consult an orthopedic doctor if it persists to get checked up. Drink lot of water and take complete rest. Do update on your progress. Take care.
Avatar n tn 1week on prednisone(oral steroid), Ibuprofen....the Doctor did suggest a muscle relaxer and I took for one day and was too tired and no relief...I am too @the point of might having take a Medical Retirement from the US Merchant Marines (which I don't want- I have 23years) ..any ideas, suggestions would be greatly appreciated....Oh yea- I'm in the NY/NJ area and you would think some one can gives me a definitive diagnosis...and I've been too all the major hospitals..
Avatar m tn It is also possible that the pain you are feeling is muscle strain from your hard work out. Or it could be lactic acid build up from your work out. I think you should give yourself a few days and see how your arm feels. Drink plenty of water and, if you can, go easy on the arm that is bothering you. IF you don't notice an improvement over the next few days, then you may need to see an orthopedist if you think something could be wrong.
Avatar n tn I was taking medication at the time of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol as directed, for a pulled chest muscle. Could this have increased the bruising.
Avatar m tn Similar pain returns again when I become extremely erect, but only when extremely erect - not just partly erect or not erect at all. The pain is internal like a muscle strain or damage and not a skin irritation in any way, which would explain why this only happens when I become very erect. This happened about 2 weeks ago and is still occuring when I become fully erect, although the pain seems less (although still there.) Is this muscle strain or damage? What should I do about this?
Avatar n tn Check with a doctor but I think I'm right in saying the best thing is alternating between heat and ice packs for 20 minutes at a time and taking regular doses of ibuprofen (whichever size dose works for you). And its normal. I mean, for me they said it was normal. Just be glad if thats the worse side effects you have.
Avatar n tn I have been experiencing spontaneous muscle spasms in my mid back and lower back and now have tingling in right arm down to hand. This has been going on for over a week. I also have fatigue, disoriented , and memory is not seeming to be very good. I have headaches alot , too. What should I do as regular tylenol and ibuprofen is not helping me. I am getting depressed. Have not yet seen doctor.
Avatar n tn I've been experiencing this for about 4 months and the pain is constant. I don't know if I pulled a muscle or perhaps it's some type of tumor. Could you help me?
Avatar m tn Hello, Without examination,confirming a diagnosis is tough but it looks like a spasm of sternocleidomastoid muscle which can be as a result of strain of the muscle.This muscle helps in inspiration and so if there is any spasm of this muscle ,then it can cause pain during inspiration also. Apply warm compresses on the area and take some over the counter anti-inflammatory pain killer like ibuprofen or diclofenac.Application of topical muscle relaxants will also help.
Avatar n tn The most severe tears may need surgery to reattach the muscle back together. The best thing to do is simply nothing with that muscle for at least 2 weeks. Then to start very slowly IF there is no pain. Pain is a signal NOT to continue. Some slight discomfort might be acceptable if it seems the muscle recuperates well. However the possibility of reinjury is there, so one must be careful. The rule of thumb is before any exercise apply heat and after apply ice, then heat.
Avatar m tn hi there , i wonder if you can help me , ive had flank pain in both sides for 2days now , i had a urine test which was clear and i have been taking trimethoprim for epididmytis , since i been taking this i been having back pains and now flank but itis not my kidneys , do you think this pain could just be muscle or a strain? although i have not been exercising at all and wonder if its worth going back to my doctor or not , id appreciate any ideas you might have , thanks ben .
Avatar m tn A detailed clinical evaluation is needed to arrive at a correct diagnosis. This might not be a simple lumbosacral strain since it's coming up for almost 5 months now. In the meantime, apply warm compress for 20 minutes 3 times in a day, Good posture reduces the pressure on your spine. Keep your back straight and aligned, particularly when sitting for longer periods. Certain activities may worsen your pain. If you identify these triggers, avoid them.
Avatar n tn hi It is almost 3 weeks now for me and over the past few days i have noticed it get better. All i have been taking for this particular issue has been painkillers and antiinflammatories. However I have been resting the area. I would suggest that you do too, to promote any natural healing. I would guess it would take longer if you kept up sex, masturbation etc.. so thats my only advice.
Avatar f tn chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia could account for your muscle pain and body aches. However, do you find, hard to concentration; sore throat; tender lymph nodes ,headaches, unrefreshing sleep?
1415174 tn?1453246703 They are different. A pain is sharper, if you will verses a muscle strain. I tend to work through a muscle strain and rest with an injury. It's been a few days, is it feeling better?
Avatar m tn It takes a lot of courage to ask for help (It does for me!) sometimes. Depression can be treated with medication, therapy, etc. The good thing about your problems is that they can be fixed, it just may take a little time. Antidepressant medications don't work overnight, but they DO work eventually. I wish you luck with everything, and if you have any more questions or just need to talk, you can always send me a message. I commend you on seeking answers to your problems.
Avatar f tn All those muscles are just like any other muscle in your body. Try ice pack and ibuprofen. Hope it feels better soon. If not, speak to your doctor to be safe.
Avatar f tn Sometimes, the constant coughing could cause muscle strain and chest pain. Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. In the meantime you can take OTC pain medication Ibuprofen. Ensure to take this medication after food to avoid gastritis. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I've been getting spams under each breast and it is so unreal at times my doctor has did everything and i really think she thinks im losing my mind!!
Avatar f tn Hello, The symptoms are suggestive of muscle strain or muscle cramps after exercise. Sudden calf pain that show up during physical activity, such as walking, are usually a sign of arterial insufficiency(peripheral artery disease). That means the arteries aren't able to supply the calf muscles with enough blood and oxygen to meet their needs. This usually arises from thrombus or emboli formation. The pain from PAD is brought on by exercise, and relieved by rest.
Avatar n tn I have had chronic rhomboid muscle pain on the right side for 10 years, and have seen numerous MD's(MRI with no significant problem found), Chiropractors (Adjustments & pressure point message), Physical Therapists (waste of money) and a Neurologist that is currently performing acupuncture. I self medicate with Ibuprofen, and sleep on an ice pack every night.
Avatar n tn Told me to stop taking pain killers, that nothing could be worse. Put me on muscle relaxers and Lidoderm patches and Lunesta for my sleep issues. Then, he sent me to PT for Myofascial Release. Been going for 2 1/2 months and I'm at about 95% pain free. If you have not tried it, please do before Dr's try unneccessary surgery!!!
Avatar m tn I am confused but hopefully a professional can make some sense of this for me... Several months ago I had a sharp pain when shoveling heavy wet snow. Very intense but brief, I went inside and urinated with little problem considering the possibilities. I was holding a fair amount of urine but it wasn't to strain, and aside from what I'll describe there was no other realm symptoms. I exerted myself a week or so later with no complications while jog/running and hurtling a snow bank.