A 26-year-old, healthy male presents limping into the examination room, holding his right shoe in his hand. He grimaces with partial weight-bearing of the affected foot. has a grade I lateral ankle sprain.
1. What pain relieving medications would you prescribe? Defend your choice.
2. How would your prescribe them?
3. What side effects should you educate the patient about?
4. Does the age of the patient influence what your choice?