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Suggest treatment for terrible pain after a fall

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I fell 1 1/2 wks ago and hit hard on hardwood floors. went to ER and had x ray done. no broken bones. have been in terrible pain. went to Chiropractor and he did no adjustments said probably had soft tissue damage and would take time to heal. Have to sleep in recliner at night and am still trying work on my feet as a CNA/Med Tech
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Musculoskeletal pain

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

When someone falls hard there will some amount of tissue injury but whats more painful are micro tears in the muscle. This leads to severe pain which can last for about 3-4 weeks.
Here is what you should do

1. Cold compress the painful area three times day
2. Continue to take the painkillers prescribed, I would prefer a painkiller like aceclofenac MR for the pain
3. Take adequate rest
4. Do not over work or exert pressure over the wounded area
5. Do not massage the area
6. If the symptoms still dont improve get an MRI done to rule out tendon involvement

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me

Regards
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Brief Answer: Musculoskeletal pain Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query When someone falls hard there will some amount of tissue injury but whats more painful are micro tears in the muscle. This leads to severe pain which can last for about 3-4 weeks. Here is what you should do 1. Cold compress the painful area three times day 2. Continue to take the painkillers prescribed, I would prefer a painkiller like aceclofenac MR for the pain 3. Take adequate rest 4. Do not over work or exert pressure over the wounded area 5. Do not massage the area 6. If the symptoms still dont improve get an MRI done to rule out tendon involvement I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me Regards