Since one MUST use their chest muscles for breathing and just about every activity, you may want to take Ibuprofen, as pledge has suggested, and a muscle relaxer, such as flexeril. Flexeril works great, but be ever careful if you are going to be driving, as it can cause fatigue, muscle weakness and a general malaise. One can be pulled over and given a DUI while taking these, or so I've read, so do be very cautious when taking Flexeril or ANY muscle relaxer.
Is the torn muscle causing a lot of pain?
Best wishes to you,
Hi Joseph, there IS no BEST medicine for any one thing. It all depends on your injury, the medications you've taken in the past, the meds you are allergic to, and most of all, what HELPS you the most and what doesn't help at all.
For your sake, I hope you have a good doctor who will discuss these factors with you (AND that you don't live in Florida). Anytime you break a bone or tear a muscle, one of the most important things is to keep it immobilized in order to give it a chance to HEAL. Pain is your body's way of telling you it is in the healing process, OR that it is not healing properly-depending upon how long ago the incident occurred.
If what you are taking is not relieving your pain, TELL your doctor. If what you are taking helps, but your pain comes back too quickly or the drug doesn't help enough, TELL your doctor. If you find your doctor uncooperative, FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR. This is especially true if you are dealing with the original surgeon if you had surgery. Their job is to fix em up and send em out. THAT's the time to find a pain specialist to take care of you until you are completely healed.
I hope this helped a little bit. David
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