- Nov 4, 2019
- United States
The things that helped my pain most were ice, elevation, and alternating ibuprofen with acetaminophen every three hours (so each of those meds were every six hours). The ibuprofen isn’t really a pain reliever, but it seemed to ease the inflammation and swelling that was causing some of the pain. I was able to skip the oxycodone after the first four or five days, which was good because it was making me feel awful. If you think about adding ibuprofen, check with your doctor because it can be hard on your stomach and other systems.