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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
Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
I am sorry to hear about your sprain.
You should apply lot of ice over the sprained area.
Please avoid bearin weight --that means no walking or standing on the affected foot.
Use a crepe bandage or a nkle splint to support the area.
Naproxen is over the counter and you should be able to get it from your local pharmacy without prescription.
You can take up to 3 tablets daily with food for pain contorl.
Please consider a set of xrays just to make sure there is no fracture.
Fractured bones will required different treatment.
Besides naproxen, another option will be ibuprofen.
ibuprofen is also over the counter available without prescription.
Ibuprofen is taken 400 mg with food every 6 hours.
Probably this will be better as it afford frequent dosing.
Please also discuss with your doctor.
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I stated I had sprained my shoulder not my ankle!!!
I can lift my arm above my head to comb or brush hair but is really painful
,I can grip a glass OK though