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if my father has had ankle surgury do to severe pain..his knees

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if my father has had ankle surgury do to severe pain about 8 yrs ago what can he do now to relieve the pain thats comes up from the feet up to his knees and what OTC drugs would be best for him

911Doctor :

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer,

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I think you need to understand a few things before I answer...

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First...

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We, on the medical side do not simply throw medicines at pain without trying to understand hwy the pain is there in the first place...

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so

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if is has been a while since he has seen his doctor or orthopedist about his pain it is time to do that again....

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he could have a new problem that we are blaming on the prior problem and surgery...

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he could have gout...

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he could have rheumatoid arhtritis...

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and if he has this or something like it then there is specific medicine that will work well for him....

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in the meantime....

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while waiting for that...

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a good regimen for him for symptoms only would be alleve twice a day and 650mg of Tylenol every four hours.

911Doctor :

continue the icy hot and rub downs and the above will help but based on what you are telling me will probably not completely eliminate his pain....

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to do that you need a diagnosis and someone who can examine him, perhaps run some tests, and perhaps do some Xrays....

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wow your good thank you so much for your help

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you are very welcome....

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do you have any more questions on this subject?

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no thank you

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great... if this has been helpful please do click 'accept' so that I can be reimbursed for my time....

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good luck and thanks for the businesss.

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hope your dad feels better soon.

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