Common sense should tell someone what to do.
- Continue the simple home care measures for easing the pain. Use pain medicines, both over the counter and those prescribed for by a doctor.
- Avoid reinjuring oneself. Pain will be someone's guide. If hurting too much, back off on that activity and rest. Go slowly, if necessary, but try to keep active.
- Using a cane or a crutch for support will be helpful until the pain is under control.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/24/2015
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