I have a question . I’m going for my 6 week post op appointment today. I’m doing good but still hurting at night. I took my last pain pill this past Saturday and I don’t want any more narcotics. Any suggestions on non narcotic alternatives. Mind you I was also prescribed a low dose ambien for sleep in which I’m still waking up at 3 am. Any suggestions would be great because all the doctors want to do is feed you narcotics and I don’t want that
I would do RICE. Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation. That work for me. I’m going into my 5 th week of my second ACL and I did not have pain after week 3 but is really important to control pain since it hinders from doing exercises. At least that’s my experience. Hope it helps.