Achilles Tendon Rupture (cont.)
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Self-Care at Home
Initial treatment for sprains and strains should occur as soon as possible. Remember RICE!
Over-the-counter pain medication is an option. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is helpful for pain, but ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin) might be better, because these medications relieve both pain and inflammation. Remember to follow the guidelines on the bottle for appropriate amounts of medicine, especially for children and teens.
Christopher C Nannini, MD
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