Patrick is a 24 year old male who was playing soccer and twisted his ankle approximately 4 hours before presenting at Urgent Care. He is healthy and takes no medications on a regular basis.
The patient’s assessment is as follows:
His x-ray is negative for fracture and his examination is consistent with a moderate ankle sprain.
Answer the following questions.
- What medication would you anticipate recommending/prescribing and why?
- What patient education would you anticipate giving this patient relating to the medication that you chose?
- Professional Reflection