I have broke my top arm close to rotator cuff that does not require surgery as per doctor. They immobilized arm with sling. I I have been taking percocets 10's 3 to 4 times a day. They are not totally effective in taking pain away. I I keep a dull ache in whole arm pretty much constant. This break occurred to me 4 weeks ago tomorrow. Also how much if any should I leave my arm out of immobilizer sling? "Than you for any advice to help me with the pain.
You can take ibuprofen (Advil) along with the percocets. You may still have pain due to inflammation which the ibuprofen will help with. I don't know about the immobilizer especially since where the break is.
Kimmy; Yes just as the first post said, The Ibuprofen should help with inflammation that well help with the pain. You're really should not need more than that, No matter what you're going to have some pain. But leave it in the Immobilizer as much as possible until the doctor tells you different. You do not want to move the bones that are mending. So when you go back to the doctor ask about the next step in your arm healing and if it is okay to let it down etc. You must be very careful while it is healing. Good luck and at the time you see the doctor again ask about the pain again and if you need something stronger than Ibuprofen or how many tablets you should take. If you can take that with food to protect your stomach.
Kimmy, I take tylenol for pain, because it doesn't cause stomach bleeding like the nsaids do. When I need something stronger, when tylenol doesn't reach the pain, as a last resort I take 2 Aleve gels, (initial dose) and 1 Aleve gel after that. I don't have good results with prescription pills.
As far as leaving your arm out of the immobilizer, that would be a question for your doctor. Leave a message for him with the receptionist. Usually he can't come to the phone because he is with his patients. It only takes a minute for her to find the answer for you. Then you can call her back and find out what the doctor has to say about it. Also, I have a portal at my doctor's office, where I can send an email with my questions, and get an answer through email. "G"
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