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good afternoon Dr FoxI have sprained my right shoulder and

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good afternoon Dr Fox I have sprained my right shoulder and wondered if I could have a prescription for perhaps Naproxin or similar Ann XXXX XXXX XXXXX , XXXXXX , XXXX XXX XXXXX XXXXX

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

I am sorry to hear about your sprain.

Dr Basu :

You should apply lot of ice over the sprained area.

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Please avoid bearin weight --that means no walking or standing on the affected foot.

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Use a crepe bandage or a nkle splint to support the area.

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Naproxen is over the counter and you should be able to get it from your local pharmacy without prescription.

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You can take up to 3 tablets daily with food for pain contorl.

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control--correction

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Please consider a set of xrays just to make sure there is no fracture.

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Fractured bones will required different treatment.

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Besides naproxen, another option will be ibuprofen.

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ibuprofen is also over the counter available without prescription.

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Ibuprofen is taken 400 mg with food every 6 hours.

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Probably this will be better as it afford frequent dosing.

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Please also discuss with your doctor.

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Best wishes,

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Dr Basu : Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr Basu : I am sorry to hear about your sprain.
Dr Basu : You should apply lot of ice over the sprained area.
Dr Basu : Please avoid bearin weight --that means no walking or standing on the affected foot.
Dr Basu : Use a crepe bandage or a nkle splint to support the area.
Dr Basu : Naproxen is over the counter and you should be able to get it from your local pharmacy without prescription.
Dr Basu : You can take up to 3 tablets daily with food for pain contorl.
Dr Basu : control--correction
Dr Basu : Please consider a set of xrays just to make sure there is no fracture.
Dr Basu : Fractured bones will required different treatment.
Dr Basu : Besides naproxen, another option will be ibuprofen.
Dr Basu : ibuprofen is also over the counter available without prescription.
Dr Basu : Ibuprofen is taken 400 mg with food every*****Basu : Probably this will be better as it afford frequent dosing.
Dr Basu : Please also discuss with your doctor.
Dr Basu : Best wishes,
Dr Basu : It was my pleasure to help you today.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I stated I had sprained my shoulder not my ankle!!!

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for clarification.
Are you able to lift your shoulder above the head like combing your hair?
Also any problem with gripping your glass?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I can lift my arm above my head to comb or brush hair but is really painful

,I can grip a glass OK though

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Thank you so much for your kind replies.
So, you have got rotator cuff tendinitis meaning inflammation of the shoulder joint muscles.
This will take 2-3 weeks to heal.
Please avoid any lifting any object more than 10 lbs for now.
Try to avoid any overstretching for now.
You should do ice and heat alternately 10 minutes each 3-4 times daily.
Take ibuprofen 400 to 600 mg with food 4 times daily.
Ibuprofen comes in 200 mg tablets.
So you should take 2 to 3 tablets at a time every 6 hours.
This is available over the counter.
Within a week you will see vast improvement.
Also consider physical therapy after 2 weeks to strengthen the muscles at the shoulder and upper back.
This will prevent any future injuries.
Another option will be a steroid injection inside your joint if the problem persists even after 2 weeks.
An orthopedic consultant should be consulted with for that.
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