A 53-year-old member asked:
Is there a stronger pain medicine than hydrocodone for an ankle arthroscopy?
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Podiatry 14 years experience
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sports medicine 36 years experience
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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Different yes: There are narcotic pain medications for pain relief of which hydrocodone is one. There ar other preparations that maybe more effective than one or another and can be tried. In addition, there are non-narcotic pain mediations that can be just as effective.
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Podiatry 30 years experience
Post-Op Ankle Pain: There is always stronger pain medication, but usually given intravenously. In short, i would elevate, ice, remain non-weight bearing for 72 hours with your present pain relief meds first before seeking more, stronger pain meds. Also, there may be something else that may require a quick visit to your surgeon to make sure there are no complications.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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