Self-Care at Home
- Treatment often involves conservative local heat or ice applications that may be helpful in relieving the symptoms.
- Medications to reduce inflammation, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve), can be helpful. These should be taken with food and not taken by people with stomach problems, ulcers,
kidney disease, or bleeding disorders.
- Avoid unnecessary exercise or activities that make the symptoms worse. Avoid contact sports until there is improvement in symptoms, and then return to normal activities only as tolerated.
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