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Date : 25-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User:I have had a slight but nagging pain in my right shoulder blade area for about a week. I have tried hot and cold but the pain remains. I do have on hand some ibuprofen 600 mg and was wondering if I should start taking them as prescribed 3 times a day,
Doctor:If the pain is not relieved by heat or cold compress, it would be better to take the ibuprofen 600 mg as advised
Doctor:You would benefit from it definitely
User:how long should I try this med and if it does not relieve the pain what is your next step of advise.
Doctor:You should try this medicine for 3 days
Doctor:in that time if you don't see any improvement, I would advice you to consult your doctor again for a better examination
Doctor:In 3 days time you should be able to feel much better
Doctor:The shoulder blade pain is usually muscular pain and it will be relieved by ibuprofen
Doctor:If not, then we might need to suspect some other pathology, such as teniditis/fasciitis
User:then what should I do as I do not have a primary doc in the area I live in at this time. I am only in Mississippi temp. my doc. is in pa and I wont be going back there until the middle of march.
Doctor:I am sure you will be better after taking ibuprofen
Doctor:In case you don't appreciate much relief, then you should continue with cold compress
User:i will start the med today. thank you for your help.
Doctor:take some ice cubes and put it in a plastic bag, wrap the plastic bag in a towel and keep it on the area for 10 to 15 minutes
Doctor:repeat this 3 times a day
Doctor:You are most welcome
Doctor:is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User:not at this time but i will definitely use this site again.
Doctor:Thank you so much..
Doctor:It was my pleasure to help you out with your issue
Doctor:Take care and have a great day ahead
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