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Remedy for relieving pain due to ankle sprain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi, I have had a sprain and living with it for morethan 15-20 days now..I still continue to suffer the pain and also im not able to stand on the leg, its very painful.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Sure..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   What is the remedy you wud suggest?
Doctor :   How has the been fluctuate in the past 15-20 days?
Doctor :   'fluctuating
User :   Well, fluctuate meaning?
Doctor :   Increasing and decreasing
User :   I had been to a doc close by, he had given me few medicines
User :   then the pain subsided..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What were those medications?
User :   well, again im experiencing the same at the ankle bone
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does the pain increase on movement?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you see any swelling in the ankle?
User :   a little swelling..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you got an x-ray done?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What did it show?
Doctor :   Any dislocation or fracture?
User :   the doc said, there is a little swelling
User :   nope..
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   Now, it is only the soft tissues which are giving you pain
Doctor :   it does take around 3-4 weeks
Doctor :   for the healing process
Doctor :   and moreover
Doctor :   it shall need rest
User :   any pain medication you wud suggest..
Doctor :   Are you on any medication right now?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Conservative measures like keeping the ankle in hot water
Doctor :   giving good amount of rest
User :   i do that..
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   along with that you can take Imol tablet
Doctor :   but for stronger painkillers
Doctor :   you shall need a prescription
User :   how many times a day would u suggest..
Doctor :   That you can take maximum 3 times per day
Doctor :   after food
User :   for how many days?
Doctor :   but it is better to keep it as less as possible
Doctor :   You can take it for upto 5 days
Doctor :   if the pain is still present
Doctor :   then get back to a doctor personally for an examination as well as a prescription
Doctor :   for a stronger one
User :   ok..
User :   can i take the tablet twice a day
User :   for 5 days..
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   You can do that
User :   As the pain is not very much..
User :   Alright..
User :   Any other advice for me..
Doctor :   Do try the conservative measures that is hot water
Doctor :   more agressively
Doctor :   like even 3-4 times per day
Doctor :   avoid standing
Doctor :   walking and running
Doctor :   which puts strain on your ankles
Doctor :   avoid it as far as possible
User :   Sure..
User :   Thanks a lot for your time..
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine
User :   and advice..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

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