I am having pain despite taking the pain medication, what should I do?

  1. It is normal to have some discomfort after any surgery. Most often, pain medications won’t completely eliminate all pain.
  2. If the pain is severe, call our office at 703-435-6604. Otherwise, If I have suggested elevation of the surgical limb and application of ice and you have not done so, please try these.
  3. If you have not had a rotator cuff repair, fracture repair or any procedure with bone grafting, and your general health does not preclude you from taking anti-inflammatory medications (Aleve, Advil, Ibuprophen, Motrin, etc.), you may try one of these in addition to the pain medication that I have prescribed. Do not take additional Acetaminophen (Tylenol) if your pain medicine has Acetaminophen in it.
  4. If you are still having pain that concerns you, please call our office at 703-435-6604.

Category: Surgical