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. 

  1. What medication would you anticipate recommending/prescribing and why?
  2. What patient education would you anticipate giving this patient relating to the medication that you chose?
  3. Professional Reflection