Icing and OTC anti-inflammatories
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Posted by Kristen on August 20, 1998 at 14:00:14:
I haven't been icing my foot regularly or taking ibuprofen or ketaprofen, I guess I perceive that they don't really help heal the pf. I would think the icing would just numb the foot so you don't feel the pain as much, and the anti-inflammatories, whether OTC or prescription, just reduce the inflammation until the drug wears off...
Is there evidence that taking these measures actually help pf over the long term? My pain at this time is not debilitating, but when the pf first started it was excruciating and icing and motrin helped to cope enough that I could at least get out. I guess I'm reluctant to take the time to ice the foot if it's just numbing it when my pain isn't that bad anyway. If I knew it was actually helping the healing process I'd be more apt to be diligent about it.
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