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How can i speed up the recovering of wrist and/or finger injury? does daily motrin or advil (ibuprofen) help healing?

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P.R.I.C.E.: Protect, rest, ice, compress, elevate. Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) can reduce inflammation, thus reduce swelling and improve healing. Make sure you give it time to heal, avoid activities that cause pain. Pain is a defense mechanism, don't ignore it. It you repeatedly injury or re-injure it the healing time will be prolonged.

Answered 6/25/2014

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Dr. Daniel Mass answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Nothing and No: Nothing will speed up wrist healing but not getting a proper evaluation and lead to long term problems. Medicines as Motrin and advil (ibuprofen) relieve pain and swelling but does not speed up healing.

Answered 6/30/2014

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