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help me dr.z

Posted by peggy m on 12/01/03 at 19:01 (139117)

Dr Z,
Do I need to take the anti-inflammotories while I am going to physical therapy. Today was really bad at work and when I went to PT after the pain was terrible. The stretching helps some, but the PT told me I should still take the meds until I see the dr. in 2 weeks. Also they are doing something to my calf, ankle, and foot called scraping. They said they can only do it 2 times a week. But, my dr. said I need PT 3 times a week. The scraping hurts while they are doing it, but feels better afterward, but I still had to take the ibupropen when I got home. It felt much better after about 45 min. Oh yes I have PF,in case you didn't remember from my earlier posts. Thanks.

Re: help me dr.z

Dr. Z on 12/02/03 at 11:26 (139153)

Any type of physical therapy that is causing pain you should check with your treating doctor. I am not in favor of deep massage if you are having alot of pain