11 October 2011

Q & A on arm injuries

CyberDoc answers your questions about arm-related injury and illness.

They say that the phrase "it won't cost you an arm and a leg" dates back to WWII when many US servicemen suffered arm and leg amputations.  And, while you might not be shipped out to fight a war, you could still come up against an illness or injury that affects your limbs at some time or another.  CyberDoc answers your questions about arms.

Expert:  You will have to rest your arm and avoid strenuous exercise for at least four weeks. I suggest that you take Myprodol capsules, two capsules, three times a day for at least 5 days to alleviate the swelling and inflammation. If it's very painful, you can apply a cold pack for at least 10 minutes, followed by a heat pack for at least 10 minutes.




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