Suggest ways to manage severe leg pain post injury
you need to get investigated..
Dear XXXX, welcome to HCM..
I've gone through your query and understand your concern..
Now a skateboard crash can certainly cause a quite painful injury and from your description it does appear quite intense..
Can you please take a snap-shot of the involved area and upload it here in the reports section so that I can have a detailed look at it(don't zoom too much).. or alternatively you can e-mail the picture to YYYY@YYYY and keep the Subject as ATTN: Dr Arnab and i'll get it..
In the meanwhile start applying ice-bag compression over the injured area, keep the legs elevated and rested..
Avoid minimal movements..by the way you haven't mentioned how many days since the injury, so please let me know this..
Start taking Tab PARACETAMOL 650 mg three times a day after food for next 3-4 days instead of Aleve..
If it's more than 4-5 days and still there's lot of swelling then it'll be a good idea to get X-ray and get it examined by an orthopedician..
Let me know if there's any further queries..
decreasing trend of severity index indicates healing only.
Hello Dear, Welcome back,
Thanks for following up..
Yes the decreasing trend of severity is indicating the ongoing healing actually..
Yes limb elevation is important as it'll fasten the recovery process as well as help in reducing the edema..
Ice-pack can easily be applied for up to a week so don't worry about it..
No, stretching exercises in an already traumatized part can further worsen the healing process so not recommended until complete recovery..
You can simply schedule an appointment with an orthopedician as per your convenience and get the area checked as physical examination always has an upper hand and exclusive privilege in healing..
Meanwhile follow the advises and you'll be benefited..
Kind Regards and Happy 4th of July