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What over the counter pain relief would you recommend for broken bones

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Springer
50 years experience Sports Medicine
Aspirin: Aspirin, Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) depending on which works best for you and is tolerated.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Slow taper: you did. It state how long you took the oxycodone, but you should taper slowly to avoid withdrawal. Stop,one pill every other day, or start using half ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not typical: This is not typical, but since every individual is unique, it may be that your body reacts in that way.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Fractures can cause significant bleeding if there is involvement of blood producing bone marrow. It is usually restored in time with healing of the fr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
See Doctor: While there are a few OTC meds out there for help, I would suggest without any physician knowing what is exactly bothering you that you at least see y ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Glucosamine: I would recommend glucosamine sulfate and msm 1500mg per day for joint based pain that is related to articular cartilage wear. If you can get a micro ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
NSAIDS, ice, : Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 30 minutes, 3-4 time ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Add Aleve (naproxen): 2 tablets 2 x per day with food if not on anything similar like motrin. It may help you reduce the other meds but you did just have a pretty big surg ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
18 years experience Pain Management
Depends: Depends on type of pain. In general, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaids are first line. Just because on NSAID does not work does not mean another on ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Tylenol (acetaminophen), advil (ibuprofen) and aleve (naproxen).
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
Antiinflammatory med: Anti-inflammatory medications are available without prescription in the form of Ibuprofen 200mg (rx- 400, 600, 800mg) and Naproxen 220mg (aleve)- rx- ... Read More
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Wrong Forum: I am happy to have you here on health tap, but this is a question that is best answered by the team or clinic where you are going to have these proced ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Painkillers: It depends where you live in the world. In the USA, the best painkillers are usually those with opioid ingredients, (also know as opioid analgesics or ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes, conditionally: Tylenol #3 is a narcotic pain reliever containing codeine. Some individuals are allergic to this med. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, itching, ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Arthritis: Joint inflammation or arthritis could be due to several reasons. The most common being osteo-arthritis. Continued movement can provide the best outcom ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on : What the source of your pain is. Each have their place. You need to ensure that the type of treatment you select is appropriate for your particular p ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Liniments,etc: Many people still get relief with bengay but creams, gels and sprays containing capsaicin are quite effective in relieving painful muscles.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
NSAIDs: Personally i would use a non-steroidal , such as ibuprofen, along with heating pads. If the symptoms are not relieved, or if they get worse, you might ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Talk to your Doc: Assuming you are not having chronic pain related to cancer, the research related to the use of "as needed" pain meds (breakthrough meds) does not sup ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience Podiatry
Rest....: First off, there are no muscles in the front of your ankle. You have many tendons that cross the joint into your foot. They could be injured. If they ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Your meds plus ice: Tylenol (acetaminophen) generally works fine. If that doesn't, do it ibuprofen is the next step. If the bruising is within the last day, an ice pac ... Read More
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Tylenol: In general Tylenol (paracetamol) augment the effect of other pain killers
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes rare occasions: It is possible a long standing lipoma transform to lipo-sarcoma , fortunately it is rare.

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