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Pain management for stress fracture in foot with repeat injury on knee - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   Hello doctor, I have been nursing a stress fracture in my foot for a couple of weeks now. My doctor put me on vicodin ES for the pain, everything was healing and feeling good until yesterday when I feel down the stairs...I'm in extreme pain and can't see my doctor until there a way to provide me with a script for pain for the weekend until I cna get in to see him?
Doctor :   Are you there?

User :   yes I am here
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   not to mention I think I've twisted my knee,
User :   I am a female, 28 years old
User :   The motrin 800 is not helping
Doctor :  
Is the same feet that has got affected?
User :   yes it is, when I fell, my body went down
User :   but my left side of my leg, which is my bad foot stayed put
User :   I'm very uncomfortable and worried I could have re-injured it
Doctor :  
Do you also have swelling also?
User :   but I can see my doctor until monday after noon, I don't know where else to turn....
User :   yes I do
Doctor :  
I shall suggest you some measures till you meet your doctor.
User :   and I'm also experiencing swelling in my knee
User :   I iced my foot all night last night
Doctor :  
1. Do not bear weight on the affected feet and the knee.
User :   I haven't been, I've been on crutches for two weeks
Doctor :  
2. Use ice packs on the affected limb over the area of the swelling.
User :   Is there anything you can do for the pain, believe me I'm not doctor shopping, just in an extremely hard position to go out to urgent care
Doctor :   3. You can use voveran gel or spray on the affected area
User :   I can show you the records of what I have been prescribe for?
Doctor :  
4. Use Brufen tablets 200 mg twice a day
User :   I have been taking the 800s and it's been fine until last night
Doctor :   Or you can continue the pain killers that were suggested to you by your doctors.
User :   I haven't been taking them because the pain wasn't bad...I stopped the vicodin two weeks ago when the script was out....everything was fine until I took the fall yesterday
Doctor :  
As this is an online consultations i will be able to prescribe you only the otc.
User :   so I have no other options
User :   ?
Doctor :   You can try Brufen tablets.
User :   Okay well they don't work for me
User :   If I have to leave the house of crutches to go to the urgent care I will but I was hoping you could help
Doctor :   As you can understand i am not able to give you other Prescription drugs.
Doctor :   You can try the other measures
Doctor :  
With the spray.
Doctor :  
They should be able to help you
Doctor :  
if you are not able to visit your doctor.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   Do you have any suggestions to sites that can write me script for the pain?
Doctor :   All the online consultations have this limitations.

User :   My point is I don't want to leave the house to sit in ER
Doctor :  
You can use these sprays.
Doctor :  
The voveran spray will be able to give you
User :   okay thansk
Doctor :  
better effect than the brufen tablets
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
Doctor :   The most important thing would be bed rest.

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