i have a broken hand that is not healing correctly.i stopped taking pain meds because i did not like the way they made me feel.i started taking ibuprofen.went to doctor today.i am being told that it slows down the healing process and i need surgery.has any one every heard of this?
20 Feb 2012
I have never heard of ibuprofen not causing bones to heal properly, but I sure know pain impedes the healing process. If you have displaced a bone, I can see the need for surgery. Make the doc show u what's wrong on the xrays and go from there.
Good luck and karma,
The Sweetest Hippie,
18 Feb 2012
Hello davisleevicki, No I haven't heard of this but can see where it could be possible as it can effect the way blow flow thru vessels is affected. You need good cirluation for any broken bone to heal. That being said, it is also very hard on the tummy being in the class of NSAIDS. I am giving you a link to the med so you can read about it & other conditions it may effect. Best of luck & hope you hand heals soon...
18 Feb 2012
I can't explain the biology, but like the other post says ibuprofen does change the blood flow/healing around fractures. For pain control from fractures, tylenol is usually used instead. (Am not sure about aspirin though, I've always been told to use tylenol for the breaks I've had.)
- Ibuprofen Information for Consumers
- Ibuprofen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ibuprofen (detailed)
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