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Could pain due to a sprain increase my BP ?

i sprained my ankle and have since had elevated blood pressure any connection I am a 65 year old woman,who has been on beta blockers for more than 10 years,I sprained my ankle on March 1st,and was confined and on crutches for weeks,I am still receiving physical therapy ,my blood pressure readings have spiked.The dr. told me to increase my dosage by 3x.It is still very high.Could I becoming immune to the beta blocker,or could the pain be causing the sharp elevation in pressure?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Apr 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello and welcome to healthcare forum.
ankle sprain and elevated blood pressure has no co-relation so dont consider it as a cause. The other reason might be that beta blocker alone may not be enough to controle b.p. and you may require to start another drug alonge with it.
best wishes for your health.
Answered: Wed, 29 Jun 2011
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Cardiologist, Interventional Dr. Raja Sekhar Varma's  Response
It is usual for BP to go up whenever there is pain. You could check the BP when the pain has been relieved. Sometimes, the analgesics used to relieve the pain can also cause some salt and water retention and result in worsening of BP control.
Also, since you have been on a beta-blocker for 10 years, it is also possible that the beta-receptors have increased in number and sensitivity to adrenergic stimuli. I would like to know the specific drug and the dosage that you are taking.
Importantly, you should not suddenly stop a beta blocker if you are considering a change of drug. The dosage should be gradually tapered and overlapped with adequate dose of another drug.
Answered: Wed, 29 Jun 2011
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